Saturday, 21 April 2018

Barbara - The Flashing Scissors - (2018 - 3)

Hello my friends,

This Friday evening I thought I'd rake out a really old project and see if I could turn it into a FFO (Fully Finished Object)!

Starting with a piccy as it seems I have stitched more since my last post ..... filed here on "Kitten Stitching and the FF" .... surprisingly enough under "Tatty Teddy".

I've mostly been putting him off because of the backstitching, but as I now have a super-dooper magnifying glass I thought I'd be able to make better progress.

The Flashing Scissors
Tatty Teddy - Cross Stitcher
May 2004

Needless to say, I didn't get very far last night, as I wasn't sure which colour I'd previously used! Twice I had the needle threaded and then thought "No, it doesn't look right!" So I had to put it on hold until I'd checked the colours in daylight today.

The Flashing Scissors
Especially tricky as I had listed backstitching at least
a couple of times!

I've seen blogs where people have stitched TT, and I remember one lady in particular saying she was "winging it" with her backstitching of his fur, but I'm too scared to do that sure it would be a mess if I finished it that way. I can see he won't be finished any time soon!

One good thing though ..... I'll be stitching more later today as it just happens to be IHSW this weekend!

Do any of you have tips for easy backstitching?

Anyway, must go now, wishing you all a great weekend! I'm off to catch up on reading what everyone has been up to. See you soon! Although I might be tapping away on the 'puter again later as I have a Gifted Gorgeousness, and a TUSAL post to catch up with.

Happy Stitching Everyone!!

Barbara xxx


Kaisievic said...

Oh, good luck with the backstitch - sometimes when it is a complicated one like this I take it VERY slow!

FlashinScissors said...

Tee hee! Thanks Kaye! It will certainly be slooow!
Barbara xx

Khristine Doiron said...

He is so cute!! I am not very good at "winging it" either :)

Brigitte said...

Oh my, I don't know anything about easy backstitching, it's always a boring kind of thing. Not particularly difficult but boring. But this one looks a bit difficult, you are right. I think, Kaye has the perfect advice.

FlashinScissors said...

Tee hee, one day he’ll be finished!
Barbara xx

FlashinScissors said...

Ah well, maybe I’ll add grid lines as it will be slow work anyway!

Thank you all for your comments.

Barbara xx