Monday, April 15, 2013

In a change from the scheduled program ....

You might remember from a couple of posts back that my next cross stitchy project was going to be the Wildflower piece that Kate recently gifted me the chart for ...... well I'm still planning on starting that but am now taking a little detour on the way.

I have a bit of an OCD thing when it comes to my cross stitch. I can't make myself start a piece until I have absolutely all of the threads I need. Yes, I know this is a bit silly, most of these designs have plenty of colours so it's not like I couldn't get started but somehow I just get all antsy and it makes me uncomfortable if I'm not fully prepared, lol. I have to pick up two colours for the wildflower stitch and I haven't had the opportunity to get to the local craft store yet.

So in a change from the scheduled program I'm going to occupy myself with a little something from the Subversive Stitches book.  Here is the beginning of the border.

I've been playing around with colour.  I'm changing the colours from the ones in the book as I want this to go in my bedroom when it's done.  I started off with the dark blue on the right but decided after stitching a few hearts that it was just too dark and switched to the medium blue at the bottom which I'm much happier with.

The dark blue will get unpicked and then I'll be on my way with this one.  I'm pretty sure that it will only take a few evenings to get done and by that time I'll hopefully have been somewhere to get the threads I need for 'Wildflower'

5 comments:

Kate North said...

Geez, I thought I was the only person who did that (hated to start until I have all the colours). If I run out of a colour in the middle of something it also makes me edgy, even if I can work all over the place and not near that colour. So I certainly don't feel offended that you've put off starting my hand-me-down! Look forward to seeing progress on it...

Jane Galley said...

It doesn't always work out that way, but I do like to have everything I need before I start. This looks like a good stitch to keep you busy while you're waiting

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Veronica Roth said...

Thinking about you Angela, hope you're ok and happy. x

Jennifer Shelby said...

the strangest things make me antsy just before starting a project - aren't we funny creatures? Ah well, it's a harmless thing and what's the point of doing anything if you're not enjoying it as much as you can?
Happy stitching!
Jenn