This morning I started stitching on my Sunday Stitch, Eliza M. Stone. I hadn’t touched it in 6 weeks. Addie’s pillow was done on 32 count, which I don’t like stitching on; Thy Love Divine is stitched on 40 count and the little small lamp I have upstairs is fine for 36 count but 40 count is a bit of a challenge with that lamp so back to stitching on 36 count was a breeze.
I kept thinking . . this linen feels so good . . I love it . . I want more of it. I was thinking it was Fox & Rabbit’s Ballet Slipper. It felt so thick and not so flimsy and was hardly wrinkling at all when I held it to stitch in hand.
I put the piece down in my lap, was looking at Kitten Stitcher to see if they have more of it. No. Looked on Etsy at several shops I trust. No. Hobby House Needleworks. No. I gave up. I really don’t need more linen.
When I picked up the piece to start stitching again, something didn’t feel right.
No wonder it felt so nice and thick and had such a good feel . . I was stitching through two layers.
Thank goodness I had only stitched the first latter.
The previous stitching was ok. The back sides of my stitching are always messy. I know!
Then when I went back to the Cross Stitching Projects Page to add the second color floss I’m using, I realized the fabric isn’t even Ballet Slipper . . it’s XJu’s Biscuit. Good thing I didn’t find more Ballet Slipper and order it . . though I would be happy with it. I love Fox & Rabbit linen.
The next letter, “b”, was stitched with the second color so I would have noticed what I was doing wrong even if I hadn’t gone looking for more fabric. As soon as I figure out where the bottom of this stitching will be, I’ll trim this piece of fabric down and hopefully, I’ll be more careful from now on. That would have made me sad if I had stitched a whole lot through two layers.