Saturday, January 28, 2012

The Lights of Home plus Flight of the Irish Fae (First picture)

Here is what I managed to complete of The Lights of Home before I started the one below...

And here is my progress on the Irish Fae. I only have some of the threads at the moment, I'm waiting for the rest to arrive from 123 stitch...

Friday, January 27, 2012

QS Flight of the Irish Fae

I have a surprise for you! I got totally fed up with the Lights of I went browsing on the Heaven and Earth Designs website...ummm not a good idea... So I ended up buying a new chart. Here it is:

I love the colours! But here's the thing...some of you who have been following my blog for a long time are going to think 'What is she doing?' I started my first HAED The Waiting on 25 count Lugana. I did 12 pages of it and then my hand cramped up and I was unable to I restarted it on 18 count AIDA and finished it in January 2011. 

My problem is that I want to do the Sanctuary of Knowledge and if I do it on 18 count, it will end up being over a metre wide and I don't think I can handle working with fabric that big...

So the above chart is a kind of test to see if I can handle the 25 count Lugana. I still kept it from my first attempt and I have plenty to do this chart. I also have craft support gloves now which support my hands and I have done about 400 stitches with no problem whatsoever. I have also gone from stitching in hand to using a 6 x 6 Q-Snap frame and I love it!

Tonight I have ordered a 1/2 yard of white 28 count Jobelan fabric from here. It was just $14US plus $8 postage...which is $10 cheaper than 123 stitch would sell it for...This will be enough to do the Sanctuary of Knowledge...

The people at my craft group might try and commit me to a mental hospital when they see me trying to cross stitch 1 over 1 on 28 count...they mostly knit and crochet and they think the 18 count is tiny...LOL

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Update - The Lights of Home

I thought I'd update on my progress so far. I have completed the row and am currently doing the next page on the next row. I usually post when I have completed a page but I thought I had done enough work to warrant a photo!

Friday, January 6, 2012

The top of the second cub

That was an effort! Another quite hard to do page complete!. Now I just have to finish the row and then I can start on the next row of pages...