Drawn Thread – MOTM Update

Hi friends!

I’m sure you’re wondering what progress there’s been with my 25th anniversary stitching of DT Marriage of the Minds. I must admit that things have been slow – I’ve been ‘distracted’ by other little projects, I think, mainly because I’m not 100% happy with the results. I’ll tell you why after you’ve seen the photo updates below…

T - Marriage of the Minds

Marriage of the Minds

Marriage of the Minds close up

Marriage of the Minds close up

The truth of the matter is that I’m not happy with it because there’s insufficient coverage with the one strand thread and I can see too much fabric behind it 😦

Bottom line: it’s a toss between 1) unpicking what I’ve stitched and starting again with DMC threads on the same 32 count fabric OR 2) getting 36 count linen fabric and starting afresh using the NPI/Gloriana threads. My decision? Option 2. Means a bit more of a delay until I get in the 36 count fabby – but that doesn’t worry me too much. Instead of frogging, I’ll finish what I’ve already stitched into a little commemorative pillow with our initials on it. I’ll be happy with that! Problem solved 😆

Talking about Drawn Thread, if you fans out there haven’t already seen the new releases, pop over to Cynthia’s blog and check them out!  She’s also designed a new freebie for us to stitch – thank you, Cynthia.

Happy Stitching 😉

Certified X-stitch addict and lover of tea, fabrics and beads. I work in the vocational education and training sector and in my spare time potter around in the garden growing roses. I'm mum to two adult children of whom I'm very proud.

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3 comments on “Drawn Thread – MOTM Update
  1. Myra says:

    Ohhh, very pretty but I know what you mean about the coverage. I like my stitches to fill the space and stand up from the fabric a bit. This will make a sweet little pillow for you.

  2. Barbara says:

    Excellent solution, Pokua. 😀 I’m working on a piece of 28 ct banding right now, and cannot believe how much fabric shows behind two threads. I don’t know if I like it or not.

  3. Joanne says:

    Hopefully the coverage will be better on the higher count fabric. I have MOTM almost fully kitted, will keep this in mind when I choose the fabric for it. Congratulations on the new job.

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1. WIPs - finish 4:
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