Froth and Bubble Update

I haven’t been doing much else that would qualify for inclusion on this blog, but I’m pleased with my progress on the Long Dog Samplers Froth and Bubble chart. I definitely sometimes wish I also had a smaller project going, but I’m enjoying this one because of the bright colors. Next on my BAP list are Inspiration from Rosewood Manor, and the Polly Phillip reproduction sampler from the Scarlet Letter. Meanwhile I’ve got to pick some kind of small, like a scissors case and biscornu perhaps. I could really use a biscornu. Somehow I feel like keeping my needles stuck into the um, mattress in the living room (I KNOW OK) is less than elegant.

I’ve gotten used to the scroll frame now, although it involves stitching upside-down. Soon I’ll have to start right side up again and I expect that will be confusing. I’ve got an ArtBin box I picked up for a few dollars that I use to organize the floss I’m working with, which is all, of course, silk from Vikki at Hand-Dyed Fibers. And which is lovely and a joy to work with, so go buy some. Really.

Here’s the project box; the colors I use more often are in the small compartments at the bottom for easy access, while most of the rest live on the tags they came with. For $3 I really love this box; much tidier than having a bunch of Ziploc bags floating around. Isn’t my couch just hideous?

And here’s my progress on the chart as of this evening. I got a fair bit done tonight. My entire weekend plan was to finish up some audio books, watch the new Pillars of the Earth adaptation (to which I give two thumbs down, ugh), and stitch. So far, so good.

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2 thoughts on “Froth and Bubble Update

  1. Wow! Love the organization and stitching! Can you put something in the pic for scale? I have an abandoned project that I would like to finish but I thought I was doing something wrong because I can barely see what I am doing!

  2. Sure — I’m going to work on it some more today and when I take a picture I’ll put a quarter or something for some reference. It’s getting bigger. But it can definitely be hard to see. This fabric is 28 threads per inch, with one strand over one thread. Makes me wish I had a better lighting source, that’s for sure.

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