I'm moving along with my progress on Autumn Blessings. Did a bit of Swedish Weaving yesterday which was alright apart from the fact that the instructions had another colour mentioned to use. I couldn't work out where it would go so I had a look on the net for a close up view of it. Finally I thought, there isn't this extra colour (brown) and decided not to use it. I've never done this style of stitching before, so I'm not even sure whether I've done it correctly. This is where you can bring the uniqueness of your own hand into your stitching. :)
Another thing different I've discovered later on is the line called Diagonal Waves under the words Autumn's Blessings. The instructions have mentioned to start three threads in from the left side. This I have done. You end up having a space either side of that row. It looks quite alright and I think I'd be happy just to leave it. The thing is though, in looking at the SB site of their version, the line runs the whole length of that row. I could pull it out and start at the edge instead of coming in, then I would have room for another diagonal set of lines at the end and it would take up all the row. I'd like to know what you all think. I'm really quite happy to leave it as is but it's annoying when you see the original design and it looks slightly different. Sometimes I wonder whether the instructions have been altered from the original design somewhere along the line. Your thoughts would be appreciated.
So, after all that I'm still happy with how it's turning out. I did some on it a couple of nights ago but didn't get very far (only two rows), so I decided not to show a progress picture. Although I have put one in my WIP album. I always update it whenever there's new stitching I've done, even if I don't post in my blog.
Enough chatting. I'm a good 3/4 the way through with it now. Another couple of sittings will do it I think. Here's some photos of where I'm up to...
Autumn Blessings - 25 March 2009