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Saturday, April 18, 2009

More progress ...


My progress on Jolly Old Fellow has been slower than I expected - it's the confetti stitches that are slowing me down. I'm also blaming the confetti stitches for my excessive floss use. I've not been able to adopt the carrying floss technique, and I can only ever control one needle when I'm stitching, so I finish off the threads after stitching each set of symbols, and get a new piece of floss for the next group of the same symbols. Sometimes that means one length of floss per stitch. I know that's wasteful, but these days it's the only way I can keep control of the situation. And the result is that my Totally Useless SAL jar is growing by leaps and bounds.
I now expect to finish page 4 sometime in the coming week.

4 comments:

Wendy said...

This is a great progress! I love this design so much! Can't wait to see this one grow.

Mel said...

Looking great!
I also do the same for confetti stitches and have alot of wastage. I just can't deal with more than one needle either.

Karen said...

That is coming along nicely!

stitchinfiend said...

Blogger seems to eat up my comments lately. This looks great.I bet you are pleased to see those berries appearing.
What I do with my threads I put them in little sandwich bags on a ring in numerical order and when it comes to confetti stitching the thread is just popped back into the bag.