Sunday, 20 February 2011

Conquering backstitch

As many long term readers of my blog will know, I detest backstitch and will often put off backstitching a project until the absolute last minute and then rush it. This reason among others including exchange stitching has held up the completion of Archie's Birth Sampler until now. It's still not entirely finished but is looking so much better!!
In fact more of the backstitch has been completed since this photo was taken earlier this evening, so fingers cross if I get time to stitch tomorrow it'll be finished!!! (just the mouse, details and a few french knots left to do)

I do find that once I get stuck into the backstitch of a design I actually enjoy doing it, it's just getting started I find hard to do.

Happy Stitching!!
xX Fiona Xx

3 comments:

riotpatch said...

Ah, dreaded back stitch! It looks beautiful so far. =]

Lesleyanne said...

I detesh backstitch too and now find that I avoid designs with it in as much as possible. Lovely progress.

sorbert said...

When it comes to backstitch, I'm always taking a while to decide where to start!
Great progress.