Just a quick update till the weekend when I have so much to share...
I have finally finished all the black on page 1 of mini LITD, it is a few rows shorter and about a column narrower than the original because I'm resizing to match the ranger. I have started on page two but it is easily 85% black! So that's my weekend stitching plans covered. The one good thing in that stitching blocks of a single colour is much faster and you can get about 300+ stitches done in an hour, unlike confetti which sometimes feels like 15 stitches per hour, lol!
I forgot in my last post to mention something else I discovered recently...which blew my mind! I just thought wow all this time I have been highlighting wrong. How did I not know this???
Generally, I don't highlight, I go by eye. I often think this may explain some of my hidden errors but I still do that. Page one I didn't highlight and because page two is mainly black I may only highlight that which isn't if that makes sense.
So what I did do in my previous highlighting life was, stitch and then highlight what I had stitched...
What I discovered is...I should highlight the symbol for the colour I'm stitching, fir example every time the symbol is on the page I should highlight this in yellow...then as I stitch I can clearly see where the stitches are to go and once I do them I go over the yellow highlighter in pink. Then the completed stitches are in an orange colour (the yellow & pink combined) and the stitches in the symbol I'm working on are clearly marked in yellow!
How did I not know to do this? It's the best tip ever. At least it is for me as I never saw the benefit of it but often would find if missed a stitch, this way how can I go wrong?? Lol
Here is a pic of my black so far, apologies if the pic is currently huge but I'm posting via my phone, I shall shrink it down later 😁
Catch you later!