Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Backstitch all day


Once the cross stitching is complete, it always feels as if the project is finished, but of course it hardly ever is. There is then the dreaded back stitch.
There is nothing wrong with back stitch in itself, but it just seems to take so long on a cross stitch project. It is always so tempting not to do it, but the results make it all worthwhile.
This is the project completed and the back stitch has certainly added perceptive to the stitching and the already bright colour really stand out. All in all, a day well spent.
The rest of the evening will be spent making D's jumper grow.

8 comments:

paulahewitt said...

this looks fabulous. well done. I love clarice Cliff ceramics (cant afford any!) - this is just as good!

Ginnie said...

The back stitch certainly sets it off... well worth the effort

zetor said...

I agree with you on the back stitch front, mine is never neat. I have tagged you please visit my blog for details.

zetor said...

I'm curious where in Durham were you?I understand if you don't want to say on the internet. I lived near Darlington.

Ro said...

Wow, that is lovely. I love the colours.

Karan said...

Great finish! Back stitch always seems to finish off a piece by adding depth. Leaving it all to the end always seemed a drag to me so now I tend to do blocks of it as I go. :0)

craftyscot said...

this is lovely andmust have taken lots of patience
Sharon

Rebecca said...

I agree with the back stitching! I find it helps me to do it as I go. It seems less daunting that way and I get instant gratification over how gorgeous it looks! You're work definately is gorgeous! Lovely colors!