This weeks Stitching Blogger Question has two parts and they're both requesting pictures :
Q : The first request comes from Vash who is requesting pictures of the back of your stitching. are you brave enough to give this one a shot?
A : Yes I am brave enough! But then really is the back of your work important as long as the front looks great and there's no lumps when its framed? I don't think beginning stitchers should be intimidated by the idea of a neat back. The point is this is a hobby and to enjoy it!
Here's the back of my current piece : Montreal Sampler. This is done in overdyed threads so the back isn't as neas as if it were done with regular dyed floss
I also wanted to show the back of one of my Michael Powell Mini Cottages where you used regular floss.
Q: The second request comes from Singular Stitcher, and she is asking for "a pictorial tour of [the] special place that you go to create your wonderful stitched creations."
A : My stitching space is my spot on the couch in the living room. I like the TV on for background noise when I stitch, something I can more or less listen to and look up occasionally. Behind where I sit is my Ott-Lite (floor model) which shines down from above. Also behind me is a wicker basket that I keep my current projects in when I'm not working on them. On a little wheeled cart is my laptop computer so I can check the net at my convenience. I also use it to keep my stitching supplies on such as scissors, needles, etc. A closed laptop is great for putting your floss and chart on when you're not surfing but stitching for a change! To keep me cozy are two pillows, and a quilt my Mum made for me.
Its all about comfort and accessibility when I stitch!
Tomorrow, Todd and I celebrate our 14th anniversary together.