Friday, March 25, 2011

Work in progress.

Yesterday (and today), everyone in my house has been sick except me. So things have been a little weird around here. I've been spraying Lysol and wiping door handles, but mostly staying in my room, away from all of the coughing and sickness. :)

Last night, I wanted to embroidery, so I decided to watch North and South again {I like to watch new movies/mini-series for a second time not long after I watched them the first time- I want to soak everything in and catch things I missed the first time}.

I've realized something. I am a very slow stitcher. I picked up my hoop this morning and thought, that's all you got done? During the end of Love's Long Journey (playing on Hallmark) through the whole of North & South (4 or 5 hours?), I only completed this much of my new Princess and the Pea pattern. And actually, her face and hair don't count, because I did that on Wednesday. Yes, I made her a brunette. I have brown hair so I tend to make all of my little embroidered girls the same way. :)

Remember, though. I was watching N&S while stitching. So I did spend a fair amount of time glancing up at the screen and at a certain Mr. Thornton. :)

I think this is the first time I've ever posted "in progress" pictures. It's a little scary and nerve-wracking. :) I know that all of the hideous blue lines make everything look a little weird, but they'll wash out.

By the way, I hate using the water soluble/disappearing ink marker for embroidery. The tip isn't fine enough, and my lines bleed everywhere. I use the "lightbox" method for transferring. I tape my pattern to my window, then tape my fabric over it, and trace. :) That's the only way I've ever done it. When I first started, I used a pen for tracing the lines, as was unfortunately noted in my Alice embroidery. I don't do that anymore, but I do miss having fine little lines to embroidery over.

I've got a long way to go. It's a good thing I find embroidery relaxing, or I might be stressed. :)

Until next time,


  1. What type of pen did you use? I do a lot of embroidery myself, and hate having permanent pen stain my work.



    P.s. Love the work! It's so cute. :)

  2. Awwww... that's gonna be so cute, Kristin! <3


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