Thursday, December 1, 2011

knotty- knotty..what's in my hoop

I thought it would be a good idea to share my progress here. It gives me motivation and accountability. I'm seriously AADD(for real) and I have a habit of not finishing my projects..(ummm-hmmm)..I know I'm not alone!
Anyways, this vintage embroidery design is way too great to fall by the way-side. Ive already been working on it 3 weeks.(+ or -) HOLD ON!..before you scoff at my lack of progress, take a closer look...

the snow is made-up of HUNDREDS of tiny french knots, piggy-backed to give a textured surface effect. Am I insane for choosing to fill-in this design, rather than the MUCH quicker outlining methods I could have chosen??...YES! LOL..Especially given the fact that I'm easily bored or distracted. Not to mention I have very little free time in the evenings.
Still, I'm really quite proud with how this is coming along. :) So if anyone reads this, please help keep me focused. I really want to see this one finished. If you would like to stitch this design along with me..My Friend Barb of Vintage Spice and Everything nice, puts out a wonderful little FREE ezine.(yes, I said ) You will find this design in her Christmas edition found at the top left of her blog. Please go check it out and be sure to thank her for finding and sharing her vintage treasures. that's all for now! till next time..


Heth said...

Hi Kristine, That is going to look awesome when finished. I love doing french knots..... but that many! haha .... is it 2 or 3 strands of floss? ummm try and keep you focused? I need that too! we will just have to holler at each other 'keep at it'

Kristine said...

Hi Heather!
Ha!..I'm using ONE strand. I tried 2-strands, but pulled it out. it looked too "Globby" for lack of a better word. lol.. thanks so much for your encouragement..and I LOVE your new hand-knitted socks! :)
kristine xo

MomWaldsPlace said...

Thanks for joining the "New Embroidery with Vintage Patterns Group" at Flickr. Your project is looking great! Keep us updated.

Kristine said...

Thank you!
It's always more fun to stitch-along with like-minded friends. :)