Update: I just won an ebay auction for Scent of Old Roses by Mirabilia. Bad Leslie:)
I continued to work on WF tonight. I am really enjoying stitching it. I worked more on her dress and added some branches and leaves on the right side. I also decided to transfer the piece to a Q-snap frame. I have never used one before and as I am doing bigger and bigger pieces that don’t fit on the scroll frames that I have, I have wanted to explore other options. I bought an 11×17 q-snap today and as I stitch I will be able to see almost the entire image as I stitch without doing much moving around. The finished size is a little wider than the frame. It feels a bit long to stitch using the stand that I have, but I know from experience that it is too uncomfortable for me to stitch without a stand (doing tons of typing at work, my wrists get sore holding the frame in my left hand). Despite the minor issue with the length, I think I may like the q-snap better than a scroll frame even after only and hour stitching. I wish I had found it earlier, but the local Michael’s has never carried them and AC Moore only just opened. We shall see how this experiment pans out.
The reason for the q-snap purchase is that I just signed up for Chatelaines Mystery IX that starts in January. I am really excited about this project. I have done many large and intricate projects with varied stitching techniques, fibers and beading, but I have never stitched with silk threads before. Depending on how bills play out in the next week, I may go ahead and order the kit now to familiarize myself with the materials. Does anyone have any suggestions on how you kit your silk or other specialty fibers for projects? Do you use bobbins or just leave it how you purchase it? I use stitchbows for DMC, but am not sure if that will work with other fibers?
Well back to a little more stitching before bed!!:)