Wednesday, March 25, 2009

DH has a birthday and I make a mistake

Here's my progress on PS Spring Has Come. I had wanted to get this finished by the end of March, but I don't think that is going to happen! Not with my slow stitching it won't!

Don't know if I'll get back to it today. DH IS 57 YEARS OLD TODAY!!! Of course he is in complete denial about his age and and will be skiing and biking until the bitter end, that is, if the new hip holds up! I can hardly believe that we're both so old!

Somedays I don't get to spend too much time stitching. If I set aside time in the evening, I can be just too darned tired to get going. Mornings are my best stitching time for sure and I usually work mornings.

I started a little simple stitch ornament (Bluebird of Christmas Happiness) for my March ornie, but I have had to set it aside before I decide to throw it in the trash. I am using a piece of Silkweaver linen and blue DMC that I chose. I had a bunch of blue flosses in a pile and somehow got mixed up with which one I had started to use. So I picked the likeliest suspect and continued stitching. See how I stitched 1/2 of the bird on the right and then began working the other side? I didn't notice right away that there was a difference in the color. It may not be very noticeable but IRL it is quite easily noticed. I think I started the other side with the wrong color (grrr...).

My stitches seem to be coming out really dense on this fabric. I've never used this before...is there a slight difference in the thread count after dyeing?

Thanks for stopping by!

4 comments:

Diane said...

Funny you should ask about the Silkweaver fabric shrinking during dying. Silkweaver has a brand new blog, and the third post is about the care of the fabric. In that post they mention that "Some shrinkage does occur during processing." Their blog is here: http://www.counted-cross-stitch.com/

Deb said...

I think that any linen you have dyed whether by another company or coffee dying yourself, the fabric will shrink a little. Too bad about the color difference. I've had that happen a couple of times and it makes you crazy. Love your WIP on the Prairie Schooler!

Melissa said...

Your PS Spring is looking great. I can't really notice the colour difference in the photo but I can see that you do. Maybe as it's an ornie it won't be so noticeable?

Happy birthday to your DH. I know what you mean about getting old. I try to tell myself just be happy to live this long as I have known others who haven't. It's the aches & pains that I mind! ;-)

mainely stitching said...

Happy birthday to your DH!! :D