Finally, I’m ready to begin the stitching on King Tut! It’s taken some time as we all know, but I’m hoping to have turned a corner on this one…I don’t usually do this, even on larger projects, which given the overall finished size of 7.5″ wide and 9″ high I don’t think of this as a large project, but I decided I would grid this fabric out before I begin sewing.
My reasoning for this is that I know from experience how easy it is to mis-count on darker fabrics and this is being sewn on 16ct black Aida, so to avoid any more upsets between me and King Tut, I’m taking no chances!
I’ve also gone for slightly wider borders on this one, as I haven’t quite decided on the frame and mount and don’t want to be limited when it comes to choosing, so I’ve allowed 4″ all round.
It’s odd, the fabric seemed quite big to begin with, but now the grid is on it shows how small the finished design actually is. It’s also surprising how small each of the 10 x 10 stitching blocks are, of course they are only just over ½” square, but it does bring it home to you.
So, I’ve sorted my threads, just need to decide which metallic I’m pairing with which cotton and I’m ready to go – hope to get started this afternoon, depending on how long our visitors stay (hubbies birthday on Tues so people dropping off cards and pressies).
Wish me luck – you know how King Tut and I have done in the past!
Enjoy your stitching.