Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Masquerade SK - Ching Chui Kuik - 12.07.16

Having recently sorted through all my stash and WIPs I have come across some projects that have been left untouched for far too long.

The last time I worked on Masquerade SK was 28.04.11.  This is what she looked like when I last worked on her.  When I was stitching on her previously I was going through the whole chart with each colour and completing every stitch with that colour.  When I picked the project up again there was a colour in the face which looked wrong and also in the arm.  Added to this it was extremely difficult to work out where there were stitches missing and what colour I needed to work them in.

So I made a decision to restart.  I really like this chart but was struggling to stitch on the original.  I had the perfect sized piece of DMC Magic Guide 18 count so here's how it looks now.

When it comes to the section on the face where the colour did not work I will look and see if it is the dye lot on my thread or try and substitute it out for a colour which blends better.

I am still trying to work out how to rotate between projects to give them the time I want to but also work on a wide range.  I'm trying to look at SALs in the various Facebook groups I am in and try and fit pieces into them to see how that goes.  I know have 106 projects in my XStitch App and more I want to start too!

Keep stitching and smiling


Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

What a shame to have to restart. But she does look lovely so I can see why you want to actually finish her!

Mii Stitch said...

A beautiful design!
Very brave to start her again, but I understand why you're doing so :)
Have fun with your little crosses!

Tiffstitch said...

Great idea to restart if you're not happy with it. It's a lovely piece.

Justine said...

What a shame you had to restart - I hope you're enjoying it better on the new fabric.

The Crafty Princess said...

I totally agree with you, I would have re-started too. Though it is a shame as you had so much done. But it's best to be happy otherwise it may be another 5 years before you pick her up again. It's such a pretty chart too.

You're re-start looks great so far. How good is that xstitch app. I find it really helpful keeping track of floss and fabric stash too.

xo Alicia

Heather said...

Great idea to restart it looks great :)