Saturday, October 3, 2009

Speed Bump


Things have slowed down to a crawl here on the embroidery project. The flowers in this second band are worked in two colors using the mosaic stitch. It is a lovely stitch that adds a nice texture, but the two shades of pale yellow are very similar and, without great lighting, the lighter one is difficult to see against the pale background of the linen.

Even with my OttLite nearby, my eyes tire easily and I only work a bit at a time. I didn't have an OttLite for a long time, but recently ran across one in the sale bin at Office Depot for $10. What a deal since the bulbs alone generally sell for $15. I must say it has been nice having it, especially for this project.

A very sunny, fall day here on the cul-de-sac. Perhaps if I could find a spot outside to stitch....