So here is a quick update on my work on Das Rheingold. Oh how I missed this one, the detail is so wonderful and even though it is quite confetti heavy, I love every stitch =)
I tried a new method – parking! i tried this before and create a super-mess with my threads because me, the super-genius, never though of just marking where I parked my thread………. That makes it really easier! ;-D
Linda is quite happy with parking and did a post on it, which I read. There I found the brilliant idea of coloring the square of the chart where I parked my thread! To be exact, I just color the corner of the square where my parked thread comes out of the fabric again 😉
It felt a bit strange at first, but by now I am quite happy with it =) And my chart does now look extraordinary funny 😉
I am not sure if I am so much faster this way, I need to change the thread more often, compared to cross country stitching, but I feel like I am still making more progress. I see the picture develop much faster and that’s wonderful =) And it makes it easier to take a pause, when I start stitching anew, I don’t need to waste time on orientating 😉 So I guess I will continue with this technique =)
Therefor a big THANK YOU to Linda for explaining this technique so well =)
By the way, if you don’t know her blog, head over there, her stitching is wonderful =) She speeding through Spangler’s Train of Dreams and has also other lovely Haeds (Sessler, Thomas, JGB, more Spangler…) on the go!
But now, finally a pic of Rheingold, since it has been such a long time since you saw it, here is a pic how it looked last time, that was in June….
I put in 1000 stitches over the last week
I started working last week =) I’m doing my best to introduce innocent little students-to-be to the arts of math 😉 I must say, it was a brilliant decision to do so, I just love working with them =)
Apart from that I am learning for my exam in October and have other stuff to do, so there is not so much time for stitching =( I will go to Book End Kitties next, I guess I will kind of rotate between the kitties and Rheingold. The next page on BEK is a partial page, just 45 stitches high, so maybe I will be able to stitch it this month so I can catch up with the SAL.
Since I am such a poor and busy girl, I am very happy it HAED Appreciation Week!
Yay for buying a chart! I will maybe maybe maybe buy another one, I am eying Alphabet of Thorns, but I just got one chart today.
But alas, there is a whole week left to decide weather I’ll buy another chart 😉
Here is the one I got today:
Witchcraft by Martha Dahlig
I just fell in love with the purple shade and the design is so powerful =) I just love it’s atmosphere =)
I always linked the pics from the Haed-site, but somehow all my chart-piccies are not showing up anymore. So I will sit down in the next day, collect them all and get the piccies working again 😉 At least on the stash-page, I’m not going through all the posts to change the links 😉
But now I have to go back to work!
Until next time (hopefully end of the week),