Monday, March 19, 2012

March IHSW update

I hope you all had a beautiful weekend!  
No green beer here, but my corned beef came out so yumm-o! :D

 This past IHSW I dedicated all of my stitching time to Rachel Hyde.  There are five shades of green making up these vines so there was a lot of changing threads!   Just wondering how the rest of you do this when stitching with many different colors in a small area, do you thread up several needles and switch as you need to or thread up each new color when the time comes?

Love the eyelet stitches now mixing with the rice stitches in the alphabet….

Since I have done further than expected in the first ‘step’ of the SAL, I am going to return to Elizabeth Hancock for the next week or two.  It would be nice to get to the finish line on one of these BAPs… 
so I can start another! LOL

Enjoy your week! 
I wish you all happy stitchings!  xxxxx




17 comments:

Anne said...

This is a lovely piece! As for the threading bit, I do it the long and hard way: thread up the needle each time!! LOL I guess I could have multiple needles going on, but knowing me, I would loose a bunch and end up pricking my bottom!!!

merumo said...

Very nice progress you made in Rachel. I try to avoid from the chart which called for many colors in small area, but often substitute with the variegated threads so that I won't have to change the colors frequently. I like the way you think about having a new start upon finishing one among a few WIPs. I'm following right behind you for that!

Diane (di) said...

Love the stitches in this piece (esp. those eyelets). Gorgeous.

Like Anne, I thread up a needle each time. :)

Giovanna said...

Beautiful stitching! Love the close-up on the eyelets.

Chris said...

Rachel is beautiful. I love her colors and your beautiful stitching.
Have a great week!

Margaret said...

Ah, I love Rachel! She's so pretty! Great colors! I'm weird when it comes to changing thread colors. I rarely use more than one needle. I have done it once in a while, but most of the time I just use the one needle and just switch colors.

Shirlee said...

It's coming along beautifully!

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Carol said...

Such pretty progress on Rachel, Krista! I'm another who just changes the thread each time... Not sure why I've never used more than one needle!

Penny said...

Beautiful stitching! I love the eyelet and rice stitches. I don't care for frequent color changes, but I only use one needle. I have a hard time just keeping up with the one. :)

Lois said...

Rachel is so nice and coming along well. I only use one needle no matter how many colour changes although I doubt that I've ever been working with five shades of one colour so it's an idea I'm going to keep in mind!

Lanie said...

Hi Krista! Just found your blog and enjoyed reading it. All of your stitching is lovely! Your Rachel looks beautiful...I love the center flower. Aren't rice stitches fun?! The first time I attempted them I thought "oh my! how is this going to work?" but I love the texture they add. Look forward to following the progress on your projects!

Kim said...

Nice progress! I love the specialty stitches.

As for changing colors, I usually change as I get to the colors(except for my HAED pieces which I park threads on).

Happy stitching!

Julie said...

Rachel is looking lovely and the speciality stitches go well.

Is there any other fancy stitching in this one.I have only ever done Rice and Eyelet stitching before,and that was on Mary Glover.

Ellen said...

Krista,

Your Rachel is looking gorgeous. Don't you love all those rice stitches?

I'll try to remember to keep checking back to see your progress.

milly said...

Hello

Just found your blog.

Your Rachel sampler looks beautiful.

Martine said...

J'aime beaucoup; bravo