Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Haunted Library - 10 hours after restart

Hi all!

At the end of October I started Haunted Library by Mill Hill.

I'd spent a lot of time procrastinating over whether to use the supplied perforated paper or use 14ct or 16ct aida, and whether to use two or three strands of floss, but finally made up my mind to go with the kit's instructions.

I made a really good start but the whole project just wasn't sitting comfortably.

So I decided to restart it on 14ct aida to see if that made a difference. And it has; I'm enjoying it so much more. I don't think it looks as effective but I can always fill in the gaps with dark blue thread if necessary to make the building and beads stand out more.

Here's my restart:

Haunted Library by Mill Hill
Stitched on 14ct Confederate Grey aida 2 over 1

Compared to the original:

I certainly don't consider the time spent on the first one as a waste of time; it was something new to me and something I had to try in order to find out I didn't particularly like it. I'm just glad I did something about it sooner rather than later.

Take care,
Rachel x


Linda said...

Love your new start Rachel.


Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Glad that you are enjoying this more on the Aida.

Katie said...

Being happy with doing the piece is so important. I was at my LNS and she was talking me into linen for my 4 seasonal pieces I want to do in 2020. Yes I'm capable of stitching on linen but I hate it. So I said No Thanks. Came home and found the exact material I wanted online. So I was very happy I let myself wait and do the right for me thing. It's looking great.

Leonore Winterer said...

Personally, I really enjoy stitching on perforated paper, but you should definitively go with what you feel more comfortable with! Great new start.

Astrids dragon said...

Your library looks great so far!
I have some bigger ones I'd like to start and debated using linen instead of the paper. I like the paper for the smaller Mill Hills, but I'm thinking not for the big ones.