Now that we have successfully moved and have somewhat settled in, I can get back to blogging and sharing my works in progress, tutorials, and other tidbits with you.
Currently I'm working on a pattern called Pretty Little Paris by Satsuma Street on Etsy.
I'm using Fiddler's Cloth in 18 count. I love the bright colors - and have a room that is filled to the brim (hopefully tastefully!) with all the colors of the rainbow.
I miscalculated while preparing the fabric for this design and am now realizing I will not be able to frame it in a hoop as I originally planned. So once the stitching is done you will all get to see a tutorial on just what to do when that happens. I'm not saying I know now, but hopefully something will occur to me.
Here's the progress thus far:
Progress on Day 1
I love the way counted cross stitch looks, but it is definitely a focus intensive craft for me. I usually add up time spent on a project by how many episodes of a tv show (or movies) I'm able to listen to while working. This one was a movie and a half.
Progress Day 3
This part was done over two days. The tower was the second day and the bits to the left were the third.
Progress day 6
Several days went by before I took another progress pic; much ado over Christmas! I have now lost count of how many hours I've worked on it.
Progress Day ??
This is the point at which I realized my project would not fit in the hoop entirely as I planned. As you can see to the left the trees are now out of frame. I'm not sure if I felt more stupid or more mad. I love the colors though and how it's looking thus far!
Progress Day #@!#^
So that little bit of building on the top right is the top of a windmill, which I *think* might fit without my having to move the hoop. Crossing fingers because there is not enough fabric on the right to move the hoop any further; which I discovered today.
There are two other patterns that I purchased along with this one so I could make a trio of them in my living room. I also purchased Tokyo and London. Jody has seven cities to date and I would love to have them all.
Sadly, while I'm working on personal projects it means I am not working on new patterns for my shop. So the next few weeks will see me focused on a new Valentine pattern and then I can go back to Paris.
What projects are you working on this year?