Continuing to stitch
I am always surprised (but shouldn't be) at the length of time it takes to stitch a petitpoint project. I started this rug on November 27th, 2019 so it is almost 2 months so far. Here is my progress picture as of yesterday. I have been spending quite a bit of time working up the left side of the rug. I wanted to get to the top corner so that I could rough in the top of the border. I like to make sure all of my edges match, so I often work from corner to corner and leave sections open until I reach an easier area to count. The worst thing to do (which I have done) is to work a row around the entire border then find out you mis-counted by one stitch! After having done that once, I now work towards the end of the border a bit at a time.
Some people like to work from the center outwards and I used to do that all the time. For some reason, I have switched and now like to work from one corner to another. I just measure on the frame and put a little pencil mark where the edges should go. This way, I know I will have enough fabric to stitch the rug without running out. If I am off center by a stitch (or few), it doesn't matter since I make sure the pattern will fit within the area I am using.
For the most part, I am now caught up with my last year of stitching and designing so I won't be putting up posts as often, but plan on posting at least once a week to show my progress on each design as I stitch it and will post anytime I have a new rug design to show you. I hope you will continue along this journey with me and will enjoy reading along as I journal about my fun with stitching. If you purchase one of my designs and would like to post a picture of your project when you finish it, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I would love to post a picture in our Gallery along with credit to you for stitching it.
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