It was a bit intimating at first figuring out where to start. Unlike many of the other HAED patterns I've seen, this one doesn't have a solid first page of stitches where you can easily tell where to start because you just start in the upper left corner. I finally figured out where I was going to begin and got started, and here's the progress I made today!
|Flames of Desire - Started 8/26/12|
I started with the top 'feather' of her wings. Linen is interesting to work on. I can see what some of my followers were talking about regarding "even" stitches, but honestly, I kind of like how it is a bit uneven with the stitches. It makes it seem more alive to me, somehow. And the fabric itself is just so soft and easy to work with, and I love the color. I'm enjoying it thus far! The stitches are being done with two strands of thread over one, and I used probably a dozen different colors with this small section alone!
Tomorrow is my daughter's first day of first grade and I think I'm more nervous than she is! I know I'm definitely more nervous about this first day of school than I was with kindergarten, which surprises me! I'm glad I've taken the day off because I know I'd be too distracted to work...here's to hoping I'm not too distracted to stitch!
Until next time!