Monday, July 25, 2011

Too hot to stitch!

Slow progress with the backstitching as it is, quite literally, too hot to stitch. We are in the middle of a heat wave in NY and it’s too hot to do almost anything! I have managed to get a bit of the backstitching done and also managed to add a few of the missing stitches….you know the ones where you have half a dozen or so stitches left to do but only enough thread left in the needle to do two. I don’t know about you, but I just have to move on to another colour! Which, of course, means that I have to go back and fill in the blanks!
As you can see from this picture, there were a few blank spots.

But now they are all filled in! (well, top part anyway!)

And some backstitch detail too!

I’m hoping that the heat wave will end soon so that I can get some more of my fella stitched without having to worry about sweaty hand marks and metallic threads getting stuck in the fabric!

Until next time…happy stitching!



krystaline said...

Wow, his looking great i didnt relise how much backstitching makes a difference!

Colorado Stitcher said...

Looking great. I love how the face looks so real.

Mouse said...

ooo doesn't it pop with the back stitch :) sending huge jug of ice cubes for you :0 love mouse xxxx

cucki said... is really looking so beautiful..well done xx

Tricia said...

You are doing such a fantastic job on this piece! It won't be long before it's all done!!

Vonna said...

This is stunning...keep up the great work! He's going to be quite handsome!