It’s always amazing to me when I can fit in posting more than once a week. But, I just had to share what I stitched on this weekend. As you know, on Friday I stitched on Mystery 9 and finished up one corner. I thought that was a good place to pause and since Shores was calling to me also, I picked it up on Saturday. As you may recall, when last we left the Shores saga I was unhappy with it. I’d begun with one thread over two, and I just absolutely hated it. Many of you offered wonderful suggestions, all of which I considered. But, in the end it was this gorgeous finish that decided it for me. Ms. Love to Stitch used two threads over two on 36ct using NPIs, and her Village turned out amazing. I had been contemplating this solution, so after seeing her finish I decided to give it a try. I left block 1 as it was and just moved on to block 2. I wanted to be able to compare the one thread vs. two side by side. I know that for most stitchers using two threads on 36ct is a big no-no. But, when it comes down to it, you stitch it the way you want it. And I am all about coverage. The skimpy coverage that the one thread was giving me was just irritating me to no end. And as big a piece as this is, and as much money as I’d invested in silks and fabric, I wasn’t going to continue on with something I hated or trash it. So, I’m giving this a try.
I’m going to continue on with block 2 and see how it looks once I get some more of it stitched. Then I will make the final decision. If I do decide to go with two strands, I’ll go back and restitch block 1 after ripping it out. I spent Saturday and Sunday stitching on block 2 and I am happy with the progress I made. I’m just getting to the fun part though. Fish! Coral! Seaweed! And of course there’s that cool eel. He’s not as cool as a stripey snake, but I’ll let that slide. So, I’ll be taking Shores with me to guild tonight. And maybe I’ll get to see that Village in person one of these days. I hope to get a little more stitched tonight too, we’ll see!
And thanks to those of you who left compliments on my manicure in the last post. This is one of my absolute favorite colors of polish. It’s OPI’s Cha-Ching Cherry.
Love it! Anyway, thanks for stopping by and I’ll be sure to let you know my final verdict on Shores. But, knowing me I’ll go with the two threads. Then I’ll be ordering more thread because you know I’m going to run out. Story of my life. But, at least I’ll be happy with a piece I’m investing that much in.
I am grateful for an amazing Saturday with my hubby – circus, Nick’s pizza, and a movie night. So lucky.