Friday, May 3, 2013
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
This post is mainly going to be about removing the blue Clover marking lines from page one. I was pretty worried that since they'd been on for over 15 months -- which is well beyond the recommended two weeks!-- that there would be staining issues. Thankfully, with just some cold water, the marking lines disappeared within a matter of minutes! The only issue I had is that it did leave a minor water stain around the edges of the design. I believe this was either because I used regular bottled water instead of distilled water or perhaps there was some sort of stiffening agent on the fabric itself. Either way, I'm not too concerned about it because the stain will be stitched over or covered with matting.
Here are some pictures of the process and results!
|I placed the fabric in a clean 13x9 baking pan so that I would only have to wash the affected areas.|
|Before shot of the markings on the side as well as the ones you could visibly see under the stitching.|
|After only a few minutes in the cold water, all the markings were completely gone!|
|After drying. You can see the waterstain around the design.|
|Page 2 gridded|
Sunday, July 22, 2012
I know I'm slacking on updates again. I figured since I'm about to head to bed I'd throw a quick one up here so you all can see where I am.
Page two has been gridded using 4lb fishing line. I did wash off the previous grid lines, but that process and results deserves it's own bigger post.
This is approximately 1200 stitches into page two. Buildings are taking shape and there is a TON of green.
More to come soon!
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Thank you so much for the kind comments on yesterday's post. I stuck with it yesterday since my stitching bug was still hanging around and managed to get page 1 finished! Yay!!
Here is all of page 1:
Monday, July 9, 2012
Monday, May 21, 2012
Hey everyone! Sorry for the lack of updates. Life has been really crazy and it hasn't left much time for stitching unfortunately. I do have some progress pics to share (now that I have blogger on my phone!) So I figured I'd go ahead and put them up. So, here ya go!
Sorry if the pics are wonky. Still figuring this mobile posting out!
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
It's been a few months so I had to dig back through the blog for the last look back photos, so here we go.
Here is the October progress picture (yikes... has it been that long?):
|October 2011 - Look Back|
|January 2012 - Look Back|
|January 2012 - Back of the project|
|January 2012 - Overall progress|
Oh! I forgot to mention this... you may notice a red thread running down the right side of the project. I purchased some fishing line today and I'm testing it out to see if I like using it to grid more than the marking pens. So far I like it, but I haven't had to work around it too much so we'll just have to wait and see how it goes. Right now it's just marking the end of the first page, but when I start the next one I'm going to try gridding out the whole page with it.
Happy stitching everyone!