I started work this week on the photo of my son which I paid for Michele from HAED to chart for me.
Here is the original picture.
I didn't start in the top left hand corner as I usually do but actually started on his face as I want to see how well this turns out. I am a bit unsure about the colours so far as they have been quite dark pinks, salmon and terracotta. I have faith in Michele's work though and I am sure that once I get a bit further and see some details emerging it will be as amazing as the art she charts. Anyway here is my progress so far with this. The blue lines you can see are the Sulky Metallic Thread which I am so far finding really great to use. I have unpicked one row of gridding so far and it came out very cleanly and easily, I hope it continues to work so well.
So I have currently completed 2,516 of 87,953 stitches which is 2.86%. My goal is to have completed 20% of this project by the end of 2011 so this means I have 17.14% to go which is the equivalent of another 15,074 stitches. Another way to look at it is that I have completed 1/10 of my goal which I am quite pleased with (especially as it is still 2010!!).
I am super excited this weekend as tomorrow is the drawing for the HAED "lottery". The winner gets to choose 25 charts, if I were to win I would be so happy but would also be sharing the prize with my sister to one of us would get 12 charts and one of us 13 charts. Also all the participants get a free chart tomorrow regardless of whether they win so I'm really looking forward to seeing what the free chart is as well.
I'm also currently playing Christmas Bingo on the HAED BB and up to now have 1 out of the 10 needed to win. I'm not hopeful that I will win on this but it is fun taking part.