This year, I did not spend nearly enough time working on my Charting Creations "Fractal White Tiger" project, featuring artwork by Ricky Barnard. Feeling a bit overwhelmed with 3 large projects in my rotation, I focused on the smallest and finished it earlier this month. So, in 2019 there will be a lot more progress on this piece! 632 stitches were added this weekend.
This is how it looked in September.
This collage shows progress made in 2018. 5,779 stitches were added. 4 of 30 pages are done and the project is 17.15% complete. I look forward to sharing a lot more progress in 2019.
I have a bit of progress to share on Winnie the Pooh, from the September-October timeframe. After that, I set it aside in favor of my 2 other full coverage projects. That was a good plan, since I finished Fall Fairy and got close on Charmed Santa. Pooh will get more love in January.
Progress at the beginning of the year, and my last check in
So, I estimate I did around 14,604 stitches this year, a bit less than last year (15,500), but still a fair chunk of progress. That included two over 1 sections (Owl, and Tigger/Piglet), which take longer to stitch. Next year I'll try a thimble; there is a lot of petit point remaining on the last page (in progress). About 8,000 stitches remain and I'll try to finish by April. Obviously that works out to 2,000 per month but with only 8 WIPs, I should be able to devote the time and make it work.
I did not stitch on Reptiles at all this month. This is not full coverage, but close. I am such a slow stitcher, but my goal is to have it stitched for 2019 Christmas. But my fingers are itching to work on Reptiles!
Does anyone know if we are doing this blog again next year? I do enjoy seeing everyone's posts.
A little bit of progress was made on my Charting Creations Fractal White Tiger cross-stitch this month. No stitches were added in July. Only 56 were added in August. And 255 stitches were added in September.
This is how it looked in the last update. I hope to make more progress in October. Happy Stitching, Renee
Here's a double update, since I forgot to post last month. It's been a busy summer, hot and sticky, not my fave, anyway.... Previous progress:
I gave it two stitchathons weekends, for a total of just over 3,000 stitches. Now:
So, we have Rabbit and a bit more of Pooh's red t shirt. Rabbit turned out cute enough with tons of fractional stitches and several close shades of yellow and brown. He will come alive with backstitch, eventually (as will Eyeore). The empty space on the far left will be Tigger pushing Piglet in a wheelbarrow or something. The rest of the empty stitches will be done with blending filament. I'll probably work on those areas at the end of September, and then I'll have a page finish (page 3/4). I'm slowing down on this piece, I think, just for the rest of the year. There's another 2 full coverage piece in my rotation that I'd like to finish this year, and I'm happy to carry Pooh over to next year, when I may pick up the pace a little.
So I gave Winnie the Pooh a Stitchathon weekend in June and I was really into it, I counted 2,076 stitches! (Stitchathon is an event with the Cross Stitch Finish Line group on FB) Previous:
It was really fun to stitch Eyeore, so that part went quickly. The next few columns will reveal Rabbit, and now it's another Stitchathon weekend now with Pooh on the scroll frame. I'm shooting for 1200 stitches but 1500 wouldn't be bad!