Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Took a Break

For severe sinus issues! It's been a long week.

I've been trying to chart out the kudzu and it's taking a little longer than I thought, I mean it's jus a vining leaf, how hard can that be, but charting is a pain in the butt. If you know a cross stitch designer, give them a big hug and tell them how much you appreciate their work because charting is not fun. At least not fun for me.

I got on the old laptop with missing keys, I really need to get a new keyboard, but hey it's a recession, we will just deal with it as is for the time being, anyway, I tried playing around in my Patternmaker software. Still didn't come up with a useable chart.

I do believe I know what I'm going to do, and will probably go back to charting by hand which isn't all that awful. It's just a stinkin' leaf. I am thinking that I want to make the border fuller at the bottom, nice clusters of leaves, I mean it is kudzu and I was thinking that having it randomly cross the sampler might be fun since kudzu takes over where ever it's planted. But I don't know, still working that out, what might amuse me might be down right tacky when it comes to stitching it. I am very much intouch with my tacky side and must do everything I can to keep it out of the design process since I don't have the excuse of being a seven year old girl out on the frontier in the 1800s.

I am also have trouble deciding on a fabric, I'm thinking Silk Weaver's Days Gone By or Picture this Plus's Relic or Heritage would both be good choices but I also like Autumn Fields I think is the name, then again I like good old Vintage linen and it works with just about any color floss, at least from my experience.

So I'm back to the drawing board today and will hopefully have some kind of design progress by the end of the week.

Have you hugged your cross stitch designer today?