1. I've been sitching so many straight across designs lately that I did a lot of ripping out on these little guys! Need to keep up my practice on these swirly-er (is that word?) designs. And,
2. I LOVE stitching on Linen now! I did the pink one on 16 count white aida first and really had to make myself keep going on it. The blue on 32 count linen went much quicker and was more enjoyable for me to stitch. I guess I'm officially a linen sitcher now!
So, tomorrow I am going to go try to find some backing fabric and ribbon to finish these into little round medallions. I hope I can find fabric and ribbon that match these!
Which brings me to a question - when working on designs like this do you find the backing fabric first and then pick the floss to match or pick the floss and then hope for the best with fabric? Since I'm new to finishing, I guess I'll find out tomorrow whether the latter works well or not!
Tonight I'm going to get back to my Littlehouse Neighborhood a little bit. Thanks for visiting and for any finishing hints you may have!!!