Designer: Erica Michaels
Fabric: 32 ct. Dark Expresso
Threads: Recommended WDW
This was a fun stitch. I used the recommended thread and fabric (though a 32 ct rather than a 30 ct). The funny thing is, I don't think I picked out the fabric because it was the recommended one ... I think I realized that after I bought it for the project. The pattern is one that I received from Heatherlast year as part of our 4th of July Fair Square exchange. I just remembered that the red isn't the recommended garnet but Turkish Red instead (Heather sent me half of the threads to get started).
Though I do have a question for all of you stitchers out there ... what is the best way to iron a piece? Since I travel with mine a lot, they will get folded or rolled or just develop creases from where I hold it. I have discovered that I really like to stitch in hand when I'm stitching on linen. I don't want to cause any damage to the piece but would also like to get it ready for finishing so I can try some different techniques myself. Any suggestions or recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Next up ... finishing my spring F&S round. I think I will continue to work on DH's stocking and may start something else this weekend as well. Have a great weekend!