Staying on task is really hard for me — so many fabulous projects call my name. I made my list for 2012 and almost immediately added a new start (ok, two)….
I was wandering through the HAED (Heaven and Earth Designs) works in progress and saw someone working on storykeep – a cute name for a bookmark. I really like the artist and bought the chart. As luck would have it, there was a SAL (stitch a long) for the smaller HAED charts . I jumped on board on Sunday and assembled supplies — happily, I had almost everything.
Here is the finished artwork:
I am, and always have been a slow stitcher. This is my start:
The stitch count is 75 by 312 – on 18 count the finished size will be about 3 1/8 inches by 17 1/3. I am using ivory 18 count aida with 2 strands of dmc. I have never been a huge fan of aida but the variation of the thread width of linen was not something I wanted for a HAED project.
Before I started Seasons Winter I did most of the grid work on my two other HAEDs. While I was stitching away I had a epiphany about the St. Basil’s needlepoint project. I have not put in a single stitch in St Basi’ls since the class and I decided it was because I wasn’t happy with the shape of the domes. I have been doing a bit of dome adjustment and hope to get a decent outline on the canvas this week.