Monday, January 5, 2015

New Start - 01.05.2015 - Halloween Folio

Day 5 of DUCJ2015, and I started Halloween Folio by Shepherd's Bush on my lunch break today.  I am so disappointed in this project!  It is stitched on a 7 count piece of fabric called Heatherfield, and I thought it was going to be a very quick stitch.  It is supposed to be finished into a pillow, and I thought with it being 7 count, it would be easy to work it.  It isn't!  The needle is huge, and the threads are DMC Pearl Cotton #3, but the holes in the fabric are so huge that my needle keeps falling through it if I let go of it for just a second.  I barely stitched 13 stitches on it, but I am calling it a day.  Maybe I will come back to it soon.

This chart was packaged with the fabric and threads, and I bought it YEARS ago, and by YEARS I mean at least 20 years ago.  The chart was published in 1993, so I'm sure I bought it soon after it was released.  The sticker on the package shows I paid $32.00 for it, 20 years ago!  Sooooo, I need to stitch this thing up, right?


I don't know if you can get a sense of just how big these holes are in a 7 count piece of fabric, but here is a close up of the fabric, needle and thread used.  I am hoping when I come back to it eventually, I will be more prepared for it and be able to complete it.

1 comment:

  1. It will be very pretty when its done Kim. Sorry your having problems with the fabric.