If I'm not sucked into the scouting black hole, I may even finish her by the end of the week. If so, that'll give me about a week and a half to finish the boxes. It may still be close, however, and as the mailing date draws near I may be pulling some all-nighters.
|Yes, I know it looks washed out.|
I have decided that I just adore Joan Elliott!! I love the movement that her designs have, and I love how she can get so much expression in just a few small stitches. My only small gripe is that I'm not a big fan of the stair-step backstitching. I'd rather it was all smooth, the way she backstitches skin. As I stitch more of her pieces, I may experiment with smoothing it out myself. I also saw an example of a lady that backstitched with Kreinik instead. It seemed to make the jagged edges more subtle in appearance.
So, between Joan Elliott and Nora Corbett and all you fantastic stitchers out there, I have no shortage of heroes to worship!