Day 6, 7, 8, 9.
Even though I have never heard Birgit's (http://biwubaer.blogspot.com/) voice in real life, I still can hear it in my head:
"I like filling the space between the patterns... I like filling the space between the patterns..."
These magic mantra and all your support allowed me to put last stitch on the background of a Dollhouse Miniature rug "Snow In Albuquerque" today in the morning.
So far, it took me 9 days to finish this little project. I never count countless hours I spent on my work, because due to my inconsistency I can't sit too long enough and sometimes the process of stitching consists of a couple of minutes between the housework, homeschooling my daughter, gardening, etc...
Actually, there is nothing wrong with filling up the background. There are advantages here too:
1. you work with one solid color that allows to keep your working area cleaner than if you use multiple colors;
2. you don't count;
3. you don't use a chart;
4. you even can watch TV and talk between the stitches.
Here is the rug:
I must say, I am not happy with off-white color I chose.
It doesn't allow to see the distinct difference between the border and the field of the rug.
Snow in Albuquerque seems to be dirty, lol...
I should picked up a bright white color, exactly how first snow looks like and how I remember it.
Do you understand what it means?
I might want to re-stitch it. At least I have time to think about it.
For now, this little friend will be hanging on a blocking board for a couple of weeks. In meanwhile, I am planning to start working on my long last project - dollhouse miniature Kazak rug.
The Gloriana silk floss arrived and my goal is to finish the rug at the end of October.
What are your plans for this month?