Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Stitching Update Tiny Treasures

I have a little update. I worked on this over the weekend. He is truly a UFO. If it weren't for the HAED SWIP/UFO SALs he would never be worked on! This is Sun Worshiper Cat 3, atrist Katherine Barber. (retired from HAED) On the left the original artwork, on the right my WIP. So happy to see this little guy's face! Interestingly enough, I noticed that he bears a striking resemblance to Simba! Weird, since he was started a very long time ago...

Stats: Started March 2008
Silkweaver 28 ct. Opalescent Lugana, color Chashmere Glitz
Stitched 1 X 1 DMC

Other stitchy news: I am experiencening the Frog Plague with QS Arthur. First I didn't like the fabric, so I re-started it on different fabric. Now I'm having an issue with one of the colors in the background. It doesn't look like the picture and I'm not exactly sure what's wrong with it. The color is DMC #3856 (see the bright orange color below). I checked with Michele at HAED and my chart is correct, but she agrees that is doesn't look right. Could be a dye lot issue, it's just too dark. However, all the 3856 I have looks the same. What to do???? My only option now is to frog it all, and re-restart (yes, re-restart) in the middle of the chart, then maybe not stitch the background at all. I should have done that in the first place. I've been drooling over everyone's wips of their moggies on the HAED BB for weeks, and complaining that I wouldn't get to see any detail on mine for a while since I had started in the upper left corner. Can you imagine frogging 900 stitches, 1 X 1, from my gorgeous Passione Ricamo 30 ct. evenweave linen? It's a nightmare. I started last night and frogged for about 3 hours, and it's not all out yet, of course I am trying be be so very careful, so as to not damage the fabric.


Mel said...

Oh no! I'm so sorry to hear that you are re-restarting Arthur!
However I think your idea to start in the middle is really smart! And then you can figure out if you want to do a different colour on the background or just not even bother with it.
I will look forward to seeing your new restart.

Tama said...

Aw, what a cute lil' sun worshipper! And you're right, he looks a lot like Simba!
Ouch about the restart - but it does look a bit odd. Did DMC redo that color? Maybe that's why it looks off. Hope the new start goes better!

Diana said...

Maybe you could buy a hand dyed fabbie that resembles the background?