Saturday, January 14, 2006

My thoughts on backstitching (and a finish)

I normally dread the backstitching. When I'm finished stiching a piece I want to be finished not have to put a bunch of lines in it. On the other hand when I finish the backstitching and frenchknots etc I'm always amazed how it brings the details to life.

I just finished Candy Cane Penguin by Dimensions/Daydream. It was a kit that came with the mat, glass, cardboard and clips so it was really easy to have it ready to use when I was finished all of the stitching. Here you can see what I mean about the backstitching.







6 comments:

Meari said...

The penguin turned out adorable!! Nice job, Vikki.

Shelleen said...

Awww how cute and I love the framing. What an awesome job!!!

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

Totally cute penquin Vikki and I like the look the backstitching creates. Congrats on the finish, CJ

Peggy said...

He's gorgeous, Vikki!

Peggy said...

He's gorgeous, Vikki

Dianne said...

I think you did a wonderful job too! Love the finishing!