Although I've stitched short phrases, after reading about Rosalind Wyatt (in this post), I wanted to try again and maybe stitch something longer. Stitching on the studio shirt wasn't very successful, so I decided to try on muslin, and...
I'm still practicing stitching words,
experimenting with different threads and sizes of text.
Small and cursive is harder,
but if doing an entire poem, instead of just a few lines,
small and cursive might be what is called for.
More practice needed--
it doesn't have to be perfect, but I want it legible.
Using muslin might be OK if I used batting underneath, but a tighter weave would be better as well. Since I actually enjoy the practice, and at this point have no idea about a real project, I will keep experimenting with the cursive. I can always add my practice pieces as patches to the studio shirts or ...well, I don't know yet, they may end up with a lot of other things that "seemed like a good idea at the time." :)
Incoming Mail Art
from Kim, a vintage Life Magazine ad
--Deviled Tongue is a new one for me--
I love the ad, but would not care for the products!
Tonight, I think I will take a walk through the neighborhood to see the lights that have been going up for several days. Things are so different at night with Christmas lights and decorations on display; the neighborhood loses its mundane, everyday appearance and becomes magical.
Are you ready for the count-down? Have all the gifts bought? Wrapped? Are you finished or just getting started?