Finished! For the first time in as long as I can remember I have stitched on a design everyday from the day I started until the day I finished. 9 days in total to stitch this gorgeous design. All I need to do now is get it framed and sent off to my friend. Wish I could see her face when she gets it.
The nicest thing about this design is I can see me stitching it over and over again in different colour combinations. Hope all my friends appreciate it.
For the first time in a long time I have stitched everyday on the same project without getting the slightest bit bored.
Here are my progress pictures
Unfortunately I've had to stop stitching here as I've run out of thread. I'm expecting a delivery any day now though so hopefully will get it finished in the next week or so. I'm stitching it with a friend in mind so will frame it when I've finished and send it to her. I hope she loves it as much as I do.
The random number generator selected number 1 so I am stitching another part of the Perpetual Calendar.
I have been working on Sleeping Beauty's Castle this week and am thrilled that I have completed part 2. This was the first time I have done a lot of speciality stitches and have to say I think I have now mastered Jessicas. I was very nervous before I started but as long as I kept the diagram in view I was fine - after about 10 I can do them in my sleep.
I am leaving the beading until the end so currently there are big empty spaces where a lot of beads are going to be added. The corner motifs currently have the gold stitches done and will be filled in with a lot of beads. That's going to be another first when I get round to it.
Here are my latest updates. I've been stitching on Dragon Dance from Paine Free Crafts and have now completed 1,034 stitches (1.53% complete). Here's the picture.
It's not the best picture. Looks very much all the same colour but there are so many different colours in this small patch. My stitching bug is well and truly back and I am loving stitching this piece.
I've also completed the next section of Merry Christmas by the Letter by Lizzie Kate.
And this is the whole piece.
I'm currently focusing on five projects and am using a random number generator to decide which one to stitch on next. The five pieces are:
Merry Christmas by the Letter
Sleeping Beauty's Castle
And the random number generator has picked number 4 - Sleeping Beauty's Castle.
I am really pleased with the progress I have recently made on my Chatelaine - Sleeping Beauty's Castle. I would still be stitching on it now if I didn't have to wait for some more threads. Here's the picture as it is now but as always if you want to see more in between pictures and some close ups please see my Chatelaine page.
Also here's my small start on Dragon Dance from Paine Free Crafts. I am stitching on 18 count black aida so I don't have to stitch the black background but it is quite slow going.