Let's start with today's Stitching Blogger's Question of the Week!
Q : Do you mark or hi-lite your patterns or can you follow them without any markings? Do you make copies to mark up, or do you mark originals?
A : I almost always make a working copy, very rarely do I work from the original. Unless it is a small design that doesn't need marking up. Also I tend to cart my projects around and the charts tend to get mangled. So I'd rather carry around a copy than the original, that way I don't have a mangled original. Keeping the charts pristine is nice to either trade, share, or sell down the road to someone else who really wants that design.
High-lighting... I'm finding I'm doing that less and less these days. I high-light when I need to, when I find it difficult to keep track of what I'm doing or where I'm going. My best marking suggestion/recommendation for difficult (confetti) projects, for example Teresa Wentzler's Peacock tapestry. To handle the confetti stitching on this design I would use a two high-lighter technique. With the lighter colour (yellow) I would high-light the path I was planning on stitching with a paticular colour. Once I've done those stitches on the fabric I re-high-light over the lighter colour with the darker colour (pink, green, blue).
So tonight I've stayed home and just relaxed (Chillax as I like to say!). I've taken a nap, I've stitched and watched TV. How fantastic!!!
Just two more sleeps until I get to go to the Retreat!!!!!