I think my problems are (1) that I don't know how to mount the fabric appropriately so that it doesn't get distorted and (2) it doesn't keep the fabric taught enough for me. So there you go. I've been working on Tiny Rose Garden Mandala on a scroll frame. BLAIREOIGEUTGHOWUGT.
Tantrum over. Here's how TRGM looks so far:
A Tiny Rose Garden Mandala by Chatelaine Designs (freebie)
Stitching on 32 count Hardanger
2 threads over 2
DMC, Thread Gatherer Silk n'Colors and Mill Hill Seed Beads
I'm still kind of unsure about the colors there. It just doesn't feel like it looks right. My Algerian Eyelets still need work. Practice makes perfect, I guess. Greek Mandala will certainly give me a run for my money...
Speaking of Greek Mandala, my beads and fabric arrived a little while ago and I snuck a photo before they were put away for Christmas:
Look at all those beads! YEESH! The fabric is in the background.
Also, I spent the past couple of days at Boyfriend's, which means College!
College of Magical Knowledge by James Christensen from Heaven and Earth Designs
Stitching on 25 count antique white Evenweave
1 thread over 1 with DMC
I do have a bit of bad news about College, though. I did the math and if I want to get this done by Christmas of next year (which I do) I would have to stitch just under 10,000 stitches a month. Including December. Of course, my math could be wrong, but if it's not, then I'm screwed. Yikes. We'll see how it goes. I'm not going to give up, I just can't be disappointed if I don't finish.
And last (but certainly not least) IHSW! Go and sign up! Click on the adorable little hermit crab on the right side under "Labels." I'll be working on Mario this IHSW, so before picture will be posted Friday!
Until then, Happy Stitching!