This is how it looked in my last update. I tried the Pattern Keeper App for the first time. I had to find a YouTube video to figure out how to use it, but found the app very helpful. I do hope you are all doing well and are able to find some stitching time soon. -Renee
643 stitches have been added to my Charting Creations Fractal White Tiger cross-stitch project since my last update. I do love working on this piece, based on artwork by Ricky Barnard, and hope to find more time to work on it in October.
This is how it looked in June. Page 11 is close to a finish. The project is now 20.58% complete. Happy Stitching! Renee
It has been a while since my last update on my Charting Creations Fractal White Tiger cross-stitch project based on artwork by Ricky Barnard. 440 stitches were added in April. 1,277 stitches were added this month.
This is how it looked in my March update. The project is now 20.21% complete. I am getting closer to the tip of the nose. Happy Stitching! Renee
I started the month with Winnie the Pooh again; I needed it for Magical Stitches HW and besides, I was ready to give it some attention. Previous progress:
I started with backstitching on the upper half, which is mostly tree branches, also balloon string. There is more detailed backstitch on Winnie the Pooh, it requires several colors and some of the backstitch is over 1 thread. I opted to backstitch the balloon too, though it wasn't charted. Then, I moved onto the lower left quadrant which had hundreds of french knots. Maybe a thousand. All the flower bushes are adorned with copious french knots. Also, more branches and tree trunks were backstitched, and several colors of backstitch for Eyeore and Rabbit. Then I had to frog and redo one of the backstitch colors on Rabbit because it was too pale and indistinct.
Finally, I moved onto page 4 (lower right) and continued the cross stitch, finishing about 2 columns (1700 stitches). However, the full stitch count was 3,032 counting all the detail work on the previous pages.
I wonder if 5 days in April will be enough time to finish. What remains is about 1400 more stitches, 3 petit point sections, all the backstitch on page 4, and a considerable number of french knots.
And here is what I managed to get done in the past couple of weeks.
Is anyone planning on doing something for Stitch Maynia? I'm thinking about doing what I did last year (2018 stitches a week) updated to 2019 of course. But if you have any ideas, I'd like to hear them. New starts are out of the question though. I don't have that kind of stash or the desire to buy a bunch of new things. I'd like to keep focusing on this one.
979 stitches were added to my Charting Creations Fractal White Tiger cross-stitch project this month. This filled in a bit more beneath the eye and down along the nose. I am eager to reach the bottom of pages 11 and 12 to see his pink nose emerge.
This is how it looked at the end of January. 4 of 30 pages are done. The project is 18.66% complete. Wishing you all some relaxing stitching time in March. -Renee
I have lost a good bit of enthusiasm for this project, but I am determined to finish it, so I made it my first focus piece in February. Previous progress:
2000 stitches later:
I had intended to spend more time this month, since it's for my son and February is his birthday month. But I got my 2000 stitches, skipping around the small petit point section (Roo in Kanga's pouch), and I was over it. Perhaps it's all the brown (the dirt path, the tree trunk, etc), not my fave. Oh well, I digress. Better luck next month, I will start with backstitching and see if that sparks my mojo.