Sunday, January 08, 2012
Crazy Challenge Day 7 or The Day I Conquered The Frogs!
First of all I'd like to retract a previous statement I may have made, that griding was a waste of perfectly good stitching time. Well in my opinion it always was, I mean if you count and count carefully, double check yourself against your other stitches technically you don't need to grid. Boy did the outlines on the Ink Circles Seasonal Mandalas taught me otherwise! I had frogs so many times that I finally gave in and pull out the thread I bought for griding years ago (and never used) and started griding. Honestly that griding saved my life, saved my sanity! The last two seasons went off without a hitch once I had my grids in place.
So here we are! All four seasons, outlined!!! Once this Crazy Challenge is done and I've finished Enchantment of Winter (which has had no love for a week now!) this will be my next focus piece starting with Winter.
Last night when I wrapped up my outline, it wasn't quite bedtime yet so I whipped out Eat, Sleep, Stitch and gave it a little more love, got a few more letters done. I think I may take the time to wrap this one up today before I start my day 8 project.
Yesterday, late in the afternoon I went into the kitchen, and looked out into my backyard. The weather had been a mixed bag, a little bit of rain, overcast, moments of sunshine, etc. It seemed almost magical when I looked outside and saw the sunshine touching only the willow tree and nothing else.
On March 20, 2010 the PhotoHunt theme was "three"