March 8, 2012

Progress on the Good Neighbor

I've been picking up the Good Neighbor by the Drawn Thread again and made quite a bit progress on it. The outer flower border is almost ready.
This is one of my Crazy January pieces. Some of the other participants are stitching their 15 (31) projects in rotation and I tried that myself, but it just doesn't work for me. I figured that making only one design priority suit me much better. And for now it is this one.
By the number of stitches this is considered to be one of the big projects, but stitching everything over one on 26ct makes it look so small. 
This design is stitched partly in cross stitch and tent stitch and both with 2 threads over 1. I had quite some difficulties in the beginning to make the crosses look nice, so I bought this 12" hoop to fit the whole design in it. I thought stretching the fabric might help making the stitches more even and it really works. I have started using hoops also for my other projects and I am much more happy with the stitching results.

4 comments:

CalamityJr said...

The border is lovely. I look forward to seeing the rest of the design!

Catherine said...

Such a sweet border! Will be watching to see more!

milly said...

Hello

Your border is lovely. Looking forward to seeing more.

Mindi said...

Love the border, and can't wait to see the rest of the project start to grow inside. I can't stitch without my Q-snaps, or all my stitches look wonky.