"Better to remain silent and thought a fool,
than to speak out and remove all doubt"
Mr. President, I came across your advice a tad too late. I've removed all such doubt on at least one or two or, er . . . 10,000 occasions. But no more than that!
Today marks a dramatic new shift in stitching . . . . . . a color change! It's barely noticeable in the photo above, but see the dotted line? That's Gentle Art's Cinnamon, the first color change since the inaugural stitch in February. Until now it's been Gentle Art Nutmeg all the way.
The dotted line marks the beginning of the inner rectangular border that delineates the perimeter of the Gettysburg Address text. After experimenting with a solid row of stitching (too severe-looking) and an uninterrupted line of backstitching (too puny), a dotted line --the simplest cross stitch technique -- was just right. Eureka. The dotted line looks snazzier than a solid line, sort of like a little Broadway marquee. More color changes to come this week, thank goodness. I've been feeling like a Janie One-Note since February!
Becoming Jane was fantastic, and a perfect accompaniment to this weekend's stitching marathon. Tonight, at John's suggestion (my friend from Vernon), I'll watch The Greatest Game Ever Played and tackle the SE quadrant of the sampler. Lots more work to come, including a constellation of stars.
Have a good Monday ~