Monday, 18 April 2011

SK Sunny - 8480 / 21370

So after working on Sunny for the weekend I didn't get much done.  Here is my International Hermit and Stitch weekend progress picture.  I tried to be a hermit, but it was hard, I had my sons birthday party this week end.  Although, I am happy with what I have done so far.


So I have been playing to find a stitching style that will work better for me.  I've been having trouble with my stitching being too dense in heavy confetti areas.  In the past I have tried to park.  For me parking is fine for large block sections, the stitches lay very neatly, but as soon as I got to some confetti spots, I would start to get confused, and my hanging threads started to look ragged, and I hated having all those threads hanging.  But I thought I would give it another shot. Previously I had tried parking but, all the way across the page.  This time I tried it just down a column.  Just seeing those threads hanging drove me, so after awhile I started picking up those threads and stitched those colors three columns across.  Once I've gotten rid of those hanging threads, I'm wondering if I should give parking one more shot and this time trying a ten square block at a time.  I don't know.  I will give it one more shot, and then I'll see if once and for all if Parking is for me or not.  I have been trying to adjust my tension as well, hoping that will help with the confetti heavy areas as well.  Anyways...

Until the next stitch...
~~~Vani~~~ 


8 comments:

Lesleyanne said...

I think you have made a lot of progress. It looks gorgeous.

Ewa said...

I agree with Lesleyanne - that is quite a lot of progress, particularly for an HAED! She is looking lovely :)

anojaa said...

your sunny is lovely! Parking or not parking that is the question...don't put too much stress upon yourself, you're a wonderful, fast stitcher (I'm quite envious actually ;) )
Why not combine your two methods: parking for whole block of colors and cross country for the confettis areas?

Vani said...

Thanks ladies. Anojaa thanks for thinking I stitch fast, sometimes I feel as if I am stitching in slow motion!! But you give me something to think about!

TammyK said...

Your Sunny is looking great. Don't ya love those colors! I have the same problem - to park or not to park. With all that confetti, it's difficult either way but I've finally chosen to not park. Wish I had a $1 for every time I've threaded a needle on this piece so far :)

missy-tannenbaum said...

That project looks so cool! I love how bright the yellows and oranges are- they look great next to the purple. Good luck continuing your work on it!

Vani said...

Thanks ladies I love the colours so much!! So fun to work with! Tammyk, I've decided to give it one last go! Than I can say with confidence that I gave parking a chance!!!

Joysze said...

Beautiful, Vani!! Man, I love those eyes.

I could never park.... all those loose threads drives me insane. When I was stitching Metamorphosis, I did my usual cross country and found that even on these big charts, those worked best for my sanity.

Good luck with your parking.... I hope you get something worked out. :)