Monday, January 14, 2013

Simple Treasures back stitching



 Just a quick update on my progress with Simple Treasures stitching.  I took everyones advice and started doing the back stitching even though I haven’t finished all the stitching….breaking the cardinal rule of cross stitching (naughty me!) Anyway, I think it looks great and doing the back stitching like this does two things –

         1. Makes it easier to follow the chart
         2. Motivates me to keep going

oh....and another reason (you can tell maths was never my strong point, can't you?!!)

               3. I don’t have to slave over all the back stitching when the cross stitching is done!




Now I just need to find more hours in the day to get this design completed!

Until next time…happy stitching!

Rhona

17 comments:

Pull the other thread said...

Beautiful progress Rhona. Well done, hope you're feeling better.

Mii Stitch said...

I'm working on this one too on rotation! Yours is way ahead of mine, and it looks stunning!! I might follow the advice & work on backstitching as I go along too :) I don't find the chart to easy to work with but my little star fish is nearly finished (horrendous, full of "confetti")

Katie said...

Simple Treasures is looking so wonderful! :)

Emma/Itzy said...

This is looking great :)

Cath said...

Looking really good. I always understood , that as long as all the crosses are done , you can do the back stitch , though I do tend to leave all mine 'til last and then chunter about it ,lol .

cucki said...

Wow so pretty x

SoCal Debbie said...

This looks wonderful! I do some backstitching on my projects as I go along too. It makes the design come to life. Who wants to save it all for the end? Ugh!

Beth Pearce said...

I generally backstitch as I go along on any bigger projects for all "two" of your reasons-LOL

xstitchlibrarian said...

I always do the back-stitching as I go so when I do the last stitch, it really is finished and I don't have to go back over the design. It's looking great so far - keep up the good work!

Valma said...

Wow, this is really pretty
very great stitching
The one I'm doing now is also full of confetti...I think I'll do like you and start the backstitching =)
happy stitching to you
big hugs
xxx

Lija said...

Looks very good. Quick question what's the url for your shop. Wanted to check if you had anything new there, but the link I found on one of your posts isn't working. Thanks.

Wendy said...

it's looking great. i think you're right, the back stitch makes it look like it's progressed!

Le trame della Galaverna said...

Beautiful progress, it is so cute.
Giovanna

Heather said...

Looking great! I'm doing the backstitch on the crossword hedgehog as I go along just to make sure I don't go off track with the crossword puzzle part of the chart!

Cant wait to see your design finished!

Helen Philipps said...

It's looking lovely...and I'm glad you've found a way to stitch the design to enjoy it even more!
Helen x

Irishenchantment said...

Great progress :-) I never back stitch as I go maybe I will try it someday coffee

Caitlin Jordan said...

Gorgeous stitching.