The thing I like best about cross stitching is seeing how the design develops. I get obsessed with stitching just a bit more to see how it looks. The American Sampler is like that. I just want to put in another part to see how it looks. I put in the Lady's mouth and took out her nose.
Now I don't know that she needs a nose at all. She looks much better. I would like her arm that is holding the bird to show up better so I might see how just a bit of backstitching might look. Now I have finished the house.
Next comes the Man. He has a tree by him too. I am happy with how this is turning out.
I ironed the Cartouche yesterday and it looks much better.
I tried something entirely new yesterday. I bought a roll of paper piecing.
Then I followed the directions (put two fabrics right sides together) and sewed on the lines. I thought I would end up with a larger square. I ended up with a bunch of one inch squares.
It worked very nicely. But what do I do now? Maybe I should make more squares using different fabrics before I try and put them together.
As I was trying to sew these squares, I got so disgusted with all the junk on my sewing machine table getting in my way. So I unceremoniously dumped it on the floor. When what to my wandering eyes should appear? My old camera battery! I had been looking for that. Now I have one more pile of junk on the floor. ARGH. Story of my life.