In the spring of 2017 I had a lovely couple of months: I had time to stitch each day, and stitch I did. My goal was to stitch 4-5 hours a day.
Sometimes life gets in the way with tasks like grocery store runs so that we can eat, but otherwise I spent a month and a half, from March 1 to April 15 with my needle in my hand -- and grouchy if you interrupted my concentration!
As I stitched, I thought of small tidbits of stitching behavior and why I like to do certain things in a certain way. These short random lessons are the result of my wonderful month and a half with my needle in my hand.
So what did I stitch in that time, what inspired those lessons? In a while, you will know.
#1 Ripping: it is something we all have to do. Here are some notes resulting from hours I've spent ripping.
#2 Why I Rip so Much
Some notes on designing.
#3 Beginning and Ending Threads and the Value of Sharp Needles and Magnets
#4 Eyes that See
#5 How do I know I am Finished?
#6: An Easy Way to Add Highlights and Shadows