Thursday, March 23, 2006

I'm proud to present...

No, not my little neice or nephew, we're still anxiously awaiting his/her arrival, and he/she is in NO hurry...

The Tuesday Night Stitch'n'Bitch!

We had our first actual, multiple stitchers involved stitch'n'bitch on Tuesday night this week and it was awesome.  We even included some massive stash acquision as AC Moore's was having a sale of floss at 8/$1.  Jen really splurged and bought one of each, so she now joins the complete set club! Welcome my child (steepling fingers and laughing evilly). We enjoyed it enough we decided to make it a regular event, at least until Jen starts grad school in May and we have to try to find another night we're all free.  For now, I've now got plans for Tuesday nights... and I'm loving it.

On other stitching news, the first of the two remaining overdue birth announcements will get finished this weekend, probably while standing in line at I-Con.  I was also bad and minorly splurged on another pattern from HAED.  I couldn't resist.  I did my gridding and cut my fabric on Tuesday night with Jess and Jen.  I made a good start into it last night, only to discover after several hours that I made a really simple and stupid mistake.  The gridding is done in groups of 10 stitches.  The piece will be approx. 8.5 inches square, and have 18 stitches/inch.  So I counted 9 blocks of gridding, said "that's good" and used it as my basis to cut.  Yep, it's only about a quarter of the size it needed to be.  So tonight after work I picked up more fabric and will start again.  I did, however, discover that gridding on aida is pretty much painless.  I like that a lot. The HAED designs are incredibly intricate and will require the gridding.

Stupidity update...
While typing this I have just realized that I bought the wrong sized fabric tonight at the store.  Is this project trying to tell me something?

2 comments:

Heather said...

Oh Heather, I'm sorry to hear about your fabric and gridding woes. Which HAED did you get?

Joanna said...

I like HAED's patterns, although I haven't picked any up yet. Are you getting them online?