Monday, March 17, 2008

Small progress

I couldn't quite get it together with my stitching today. I haven't seemed to have done much on MNW. I think it's the hot weather we're still getting here in Victoria. It really slows you down and makes you feel lethargic. Hopefully it will get a bit more comfortable over the next few days. If it was Summer, it would be hot, so it's really hot considering it's Autumn. Yesterday was the hottest day on record for March (39 Celsius).

LHN - My Needle's Work

I took this picture using my digital camera (Canon IXUS 75). I just wanted to see how it would come out compared to using my scanner which is what I usually do for my progress pictures. It's probably a bit more true to life looking than the scanned images.

The CC thread called Weeping Willow that came with my pattern has a lot of dark green running through it and not much light. The picture that comes with the pattern shows more of a lighter shade with no dark at all. That's the only thing about hand dyed threads, there seems to be quite a variance in dye lots.

Mum and Dad are coming over to visit tomorrow, so I may not get any stitching done. I've got some needlework information printed up to give to Mum, no doubt we'll talk about that. She doesn't have the Internet so I try to keep her up to date with what's going on in the world of needlework. I'll be able to show her some of my stash I received lately too.


Chrissie said...

Your progress is great on MNW Jane. My goodness that is hot for Autumn. We haven't even been getting anything like that here in Qld in fact I am really loving the Autumn weather here. Beautiful in the mornings for our walk with Ben. Have a nice day with your Mum and Dad tomorrow and enjoy talking stitching with your Mum. How lovely that you and she have that mutual interest.

Nicole said...

Hi Jane,

The thread I had also had a lot of dark in it and I switched it out for another Weeping Willow that I had leftover from something else. Crescent Colours definitely have a lot of variance. It's hard to find two threads of the same color that actually look the same.

That's great that your mom stitches. I've tried to get my mom to stitch, but she never stayed with it. It's just not her. :)

We're actually having a fairly cool day here in Florida. I'm usually sweating!