Saturday, August 4, 2012

Just some backstitching!

I love how backstitching makes such a big difference and I didn't want to wait until the end on both of these, so here is a quick update of just some backstitching!  You can click on the photo to see it full screen size.
Halloween House update #19
The first ghost has appeared!  I also did all the backstitching on the windows and doorway.  Next week I'll start on the second floor.
BBQ Queen update #16
I did a lot of backstitching on BBQ Queen, too.  Now you can see the flamingo so much better.  Next week I'll start on her white chef's hat.

12 comments:

Shelleen said...

I also like to BS as I go along. Makes things pop out. Looking good and the Chef is almost done.

sharine said...

They both look great. It's amazing what some backstitch can do!

Kaisievic said...

It is amazing the difference that the BS makes.

hugs, Kaye

Shebafudge said...

Both are looking lovely. I really love the halloween one though. I think I should just cave and buy it.

Lesleyanne said...

Both look great. It is amazing what difference back stitching can make.

Joyce Clark Frank said...

As much as I don't enjoy backstitching, it does make the piece pop. Your Halloween House is looking great. It is fun to see how the others that are stitching it is coming. I am stitching on the green roof, one is done and the other is coming along. Your bbq is really neat. I love it.
Happy stitching.

Kelly aka STITCHNMOMMA said...

Gorgeous work! So bright & cheerful! :)

tadamama said...

Backstitching is my least favorite part of cross-stitching, but it definitely makes a huge difference! Both pieces look wonderful!

McKenna C. said...

Oh how pretty! Backstitching just makes everything come alive. I love the pumpkins and ghost!

BBQ Queen looks great too!

~McKenna

Rosemary said...

The effect of backstitching really makes things pop! I am so loving your BBQ Queen. I also can't wait to see more of the Halloween house.

Mangogirl said...

great progress :)

Linda said...

Again, great progress on both pieces Debbie.

Linda