I seldom sit and piece at the sewing machine at night, as after a long day, as I'm usually tired and I find I make more mistakes cutting and sewing at night that I then need to correct in the morning light.
However, hand embroidery is different. I thread all my embroidery needles early in the day in preparation for stitching. Have good lighting set up by my chair, and I'm ready to relax----and hand stitch.
Star Spankled Uncle Sam
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Here is a photo from Crabapple Hill designs showing all the witches. The detail is awesome!
Yesterday I started transferring the design to fabric. It is suggested you use a brown colored .05 Micron pen and a light table. My light table is definitely too small for these figures, so I taped the pattern to a large window in our hallway, and then taped the fabric over the drawing and started tracing the images.
I got this far transferring the design yesterday before my arm gave out----
I hope to finish the tracing today and get started on the coloring process. I may venture away from the suggested Crayola Crayon method and use my Copic markers instead.