Background Almost Done!
I finally managed to finish the background stitching on Bitch. This isn't a large piece, 8 inches square on 18 count, but that's still a lot of background for a slow stitcher like me.
I used a darning stitch that makes circles, covering all the lettering except for the largest word. I compensated around that. I am using Finca perle cotton in size 16, which is a fairly fine thread, and my plans for stitching the lettering will work over the darning stitches nicely.
I did add one special touch to the background. I added my Smooch Stitch in purple Kreinik to the background before I worked darning circles around it. Originally I used the size 16 pale yellow perle cotton used for the darning circles for Smooch and didn't work the darning circles up to the Smooth (look at the top photo again) but I decided I wanted it to stand out more. Here's the final version--
What do I plan to do with the letters? Well, you'll have to wait until next Wednesday to find out!
UPDATE: Pat's finished her background, too!
Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
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