Sunday, January 24, 2010

Hi, newbie here

Thanks Vonna for allowing me to join in this stitch along. I have been collecting some of this prairie schooler alphabet patterns for a while but as yet, need to get all of them. I am so glad I stumbled across this SAL. I didn't know that the letter N was a larger format and since I want to incorporate all of the letters in one framed piece will have to figure out what would be easiest to do. So I'm grateful to read through some of the postings and see what everyone else has done.
I have been a needle woman all of my life. Whether it is cross stitch, crewel, needlepoint, quilting and sewing, textiles have always been a good friend.
I'll share more at other times, I need to order the IJK, MNO, PQR,STU,VWX and the fabric to stitch it on. Any suggestions?
The smallest count I have used to date was a 32 count, but I recently acquired an up-light and have different choices of magnifiers to help with the vision so I feel ready to join my first SAL.

Jane, aka quiltsmiles


Brenda said...

I really like stitching on 25 count with one strand of floss over one thread. I find it faster than stitching with 2 strands of floss because I don't have any twisted threads when stitching with one strand.

Nic said...

Hello and welcome!

I'm stitching mine over one on 28 count using a half cross stitch and two strands, but I don't have good light at the moment ...

As for spacing the designs, I've left a 5 thread gap between the 70 stitch wide designs, which will accommodate the bigger ones.

teresa w said...

I found the patterns at Tomorrows Heirlooms ~ their phoe # is 630/790-1660

Katherine said...

Welcome aboard Jane. Look forward to seeing your work.