Not G after all.


So, hi everyone! I know there’s quite a few more of you out there now, after the so-very-exciting (for us) Feeling Stitchy post about our Little Dorrit & Co. patterns. That was pretty much amazing! No matter how long I’m involved in it, I’ll never get over how supportive and encouraging this crafty community of ours is. It’s just too dang awesome. So welcome, newcomers, it’s great to have you here!

It’s been psychotically busy around here for the last few days, but I just wanted to give you all a little update on my Sajou sampler progress. That is to say, my non-progress. This G is making me crazy! I fussed for days over how to stitch it, then finally decided on a backstitch fill, only to find that the way I was doing it made such a thick, dense underside that I worried it might cause a framing problem down the line. It was also causing the fabric pucker – just a bit, but enough that I didn’t want to risk it getting worse. So out the stitches come.

So, um, I’m kind of stuck! Any thoughts on what stitch to use to get this G done in the two colors shown? I’ve been puzzling over it long enough on my own, I’m open to suggestions! Can you see in this Instagrammed-up photo the way that the pulled-out teal stitches left a sort of speckled effect behind them? I’m intrigued by that, it’s like very fine seeding – I wonder if there’s something in that?

4 Comments on Not G after all.

  1. cherryandcinnamon
    February 9, 2012 at 13:22 (6 years ago)

    Actually, I think you answered your own question there. I think if you fill in the shading using very small seeding stitches as you suggest you’ll get an effect that hints at newsprint. I think it could really work!

    • julie
      February 9, 2012 at 22:34 (6 years ago)

      Interesting! I think I will try it out this weekend and see how it goes. Now just to decide it it should be outlined and in what stitch, or if I should do that before or after the seeding stitches. This is a high maintenance G!

      By the way, I’ve been reading your blog as well and, in all my chaos over the last week, forgot to comment on your very excellent post about Lana Del Ray. I really like her singles, a lot, but your post made a really interesting point about her mysterious personality – and even more interesting comparison to the whole J.T. LeRoy thing. Definitely made me look at her again and I think your post was totally spot on – thanks for that!

      • cherryandcinnamon
        February 21, 2012 at 15:09 (6 years ago)

        No worries, really glad you enjoyed it. How’s that G coming on?

        • julie
          February 23, 2012 at 17:21 (6 years ago)

          Erm… I haven’t actually even finished picking out the old stitches yet. I got a little distracted, like a monkey. :) I do plan on finishing the G and sharing it and the others I’ve not shown yet sometime next week though!


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