Monday, 13 November 2017

Meeting on the Turret Stairs, Page 7 is Done






7600 Stitches started October 26 and finished November 13th.  I'm 62% complete. 
I'm sorry this wasn't the clearest photo, I was holding it up by hand in not the best light while trying to avoid a cockatoo on the floor hell bent on biting my feet.  Apologies if it's a bit blurry. I had to be very quick and satisfied with whatever I captured.

I only have two more full pages and then 3 partial pages and this project is done.  I'm super happy with the quality of the mini and I will probably do Mini's from here on in. It's the only feasible way I will be able to stitch even half of the projects on my wish list. 

I can say without hesitation that I am absolutely done with Aida.  I find it so stiff and hard to pull my needle through, not to mention the thread I've wasted because of the fraying. I also find my hand and fingers get more tired working with Aida. So yeah, I'm done.  I just wish that Lugana did 20 count magic guide, because it's so convenient to just put your fabric into the Q-Snaps, or on to the frame and just start stitching.  I'm back to Wind Moon for a page, but I'll probably spend a good 2 hours gridding tonight, as I prefer to grid the entire row. But gridding by hand, I have to say that nothing beats Sulky Silver. That stuff is awesome.  It's so petite that you can't see where your grid was, which is something that the thicker red plastic grid would sometimes do.

Anyway, I'm glad to be back on Wind Moon for a few weeks, to give my poor, aching hands a rest, if nothing else.


8 comments:

  1. Beautiful progress! I can't believe how fast this one is stitching up.

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    1. I know, it seems so fast, doesn’t it? But I’ve been working on it for nearly a year now. But I must say, I love the minis!

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  2. What a stunning stitch! I love to see your larger HAEDs but these are good for a "quick fix. Beautiful stitching.

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    1. Thanks, Justine! I’m back on Wind Moon right now and making good progress. I hope to have an update for you soon.

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  3. That's beautiful and so realistic looking. My hands would be aching too!

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    1. Thanks, Lynn. My hands were absolutely aching, but I think irs from the Aida, because my hands don’t ache like this from evenweave. Oh well, I’m nearly done this project so I will be able to put away the Aida for good.

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  4. Looking great, congrats on another page.

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    1. Thanks! I’m well on my way to making another record for page finishes year (if you count partials, which I certainly do)
      I’ll post a yearly tally in the new year.

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