Several people whose blogs I follow do a weekly or daily project with stitching or drawing or writing. I’ve been inspired to commit to one for myself. After a little contemplation, I think it will be a combination of beading and stitching. I wanted to do this once before but never followed through. I really plan on doing it this time!
Now to the nuts and bolts of actually doing it! NOT the red silk! Too intense and limiting for the first time out. I have a group of similar fabrics that I purchased when I was still stocking up on fabrics. And I have a piece that I think will be similar to what I’ll be doing.
This is 12 x 12, but the fabric part is an 11″ square. Do I really want to do 52 11-12″ pieces?
Took another look at the piece I had, for comparison…
Would a 10″ finished size be too small? Took a blank 12″ canvas still covered with plastic and drew an 8″ and a 10″ square on it.
I think the size decisions have been made! Both of those sizes will be just fine. Either will work for putting onto canvas, but also good if I decide to do something else to finish.
Now…if I’m doing beads and stitching, the fabric is going to need some support. That’s the next decision. What to use? Fusible interfacing–batting–heavier weight interfacing–my favorite Sew Lazy Stiff Stuff–flannel–some combination of these choices?
The decision MUST be made because I need to get started. I’m already behind, but I’ll have time in Feb. to get caught up…as long as I get my decisions made and my “bases” ready for whatever I’m going to do! I’ll give myself another 24 hours to think it through and then it’s action time.
I’m ready to stitch!!!