I stayed up until 1 AM working on this sampler, yet I still did not manage to finish the "W" at the end of the band :-) Nor did I get the little burgundy accents stitched between the letters.... this took longer than expected, but it's pretty good progress :-)
I had some rare extra stitching time today. I got out of work early and my husband is busy setting up his new computer. There are no big chores to do, so I worked on Girl with Cat for two or three hours. Yay, I got the face done!!! Those who know me, know that I am totally compulsive about getting the faces done as soon as I can! There are still some blank areas in her hair, and although that bugs me, it will have to wait for now, as tonight is actually Celtic Band Sampler night. I went with a close up scan of her face tonight, as I think you can see that better than if I took a photo of the whole piece... it is primarily stitched with one strand of floss and has a watercolor effect that is stunning, but is hard to appreciate in photos!!
Q. How often do you wash your fabric for each project? Do you wait until the very end until to wash it or do you wash it more than once?
A. To be honest... sometimes, not at all! I only wash if the project requires it. That really isn't all that often for me.... I don't generally stitch in hand, so that eliminates a lot of stains. I take my projects off the Q-Snap or scroll bars every night when I am done.... also keeps them clean. But if they need a little bath, I generally do it just at the end, unless a mark is particularly bothersome to me... then I will get right to it!!
I got a new magazine today, World of Cross Stitching - it is finally out in the US, now that the next issue was just released in the UK.... boy, do they run late here. I just had to have it - there is a DMC Flower Fairies kit with it, and you know how I adore those (but confession time... I haven't stitched one yet!!), and I totally adore the poppy field picture in this one too!!
Stitched on today: Girl with Cat, 17th Century Irish Garden at work, and Celtic Band Sampler