Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Linen alterations and car salt

I had a hair appointment after work so by the time I got home it was almost 6:30 which didn't leave me any time to pin baste. So for today's post I will show you where I am on my cross stitch. Here is my marked up chart as of a couple days ago.
Here is the chart with the linen on top.
Do you see the problem? I knew for awhile that the height of the linen was too short, but I was not going to start over!
I experimented on a small scrap and stitched two pieces of linen together after cutting them along a thread.
I then tried stitching and it worked just fine.
So I trimmed my stitched linen and added a piece. I had been thinking about how this would work as I got inspiration from that Heartstring Samplery Berry Bowl cross stitch piece I saw on a floss tube Just Keep Stitching with Pam and Steph.  This piece is designed to be stitched by two different people using two different colored fabrics then sewn together. 
I thought about using a different color for the add on piece, but I just used the same color. After I sewed the two pieces together, I pulled two threads from the seam edges to soften the edge a bit. Here is my piece as of this morning. The linen is now big enough! LOL!!! Geeze!
The temperature is forecasted to get up to 55 today so if it is not too windy - there are wind warnings today and right now it is blowing at 17 mph - I need to wash my car. The poor thing is coated in salt. If nothing else, I will hook up the power washer and just rinse the car down and not get the bucket with soap. It is suppose to warm with rain Thursday, cold Friday, then warm again this weekend so I might have and opportunity to hand wash it this weekend.


Vicki W said...

Oh wow, I'm impressed with the linen piecing!

Kathy S. said...

Wow! Great save on stitching two pieces of linen together. I've never seen or even thought of this before seeing your post. 55 degrees!!! I'll take it. It's a muddy mess in the driveway here. I'll take it. My mood was much happier today.

Yes, I'm making great headway on more finishes. I took some quilt pics in the snow today. It will probably be gone soon if the weather stays as it is. We shall see. It's Ohio... expect the unexpected.

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

I'm glad you had another piece of the linen to piece on. That is going to be a pretty sampler.

Robbie said...

My gosh! Can't believe you added that linen piece!!!! You can't even see where you added it! I just would have made the piece just that high! HA You'll always be my idol! HA Impressive my friend!

Christine said...

What a brill idea with the piecing.
Running out of material was always a worry for me, so I always start in the middle and work outwards. I don't think... I know.... I couldn't piece the material so neatly. Well done

Cherie in St Louis said...

What Vicki says! Very impressive fix.