Sunday, February 14, 2010

Bitten by the thread bug again

Next up on the UFO list, this. Apparently, according to the receipt in the bag and the date on the pattern I printed out, I started this three years ago this month, and stopped sometime around April 2007. I actually managed to finish 5 of 15 rows before I either got bored or burned out.

Naturally, in the intervening 3 years the thread I was using stopped being made, so I've ordered some from a different manufacturer in the same color. Here's hoping it's remotely the same.

It's giving me the Claw Hand again, and my eyes are old now so it's hard for me to see all the stitches, but I can't help myself. I love working with thread.

Anyhoo, I thought it might be fun to show the evolution of a motif. Here goes:

And there you have it. A thread motif in 14 easy steps!


Cynthia said...

No wonder you put this down. It must take forever to get one square done. But it's exquisite. Good luck.

Michelle said...

It takes 2 to 3 hours to get one done, if I sit there and don't get distracted and my hands don't form horrible claws. On a good weekend day I can get two done. Luckily I'm already a third of the way done!

She said...

You are just wicked crazy talented!

Michelle said...

I don't know about that, but I can follow directions like nobody's business. In other, tragic news, the new thread is way too different in color and texture to use, so I'll have to come up with another use for the old ones I finished before ... wide table runner?

She said...

It's 100% cotton, right? Why not just dye the whole thing when you are finished?