Finally … making some progress on my Day 4 start of the Cross Stitch Crazy challenge. This is Primitive Sheep from ewe and eye and friends. I bought this as a kit with 32 count natural linen — as with most (or all) eef projects, it is recommended to stitch with one strand of floss.
Primitive Sheep – Start #3
This is the third time starting this project…
After all this time you would think that I would know better and not use one strand over two on 32 count linen. It was so light that it faded away from a short distance. On try two I used floss that I inherited from my Mom — she had a really bad habit of winding floss bobbins with floss from multiple skeins. After about half of the sheep was done — I stepped back and saw two different dye lots. This is try 3 and it appears to be a success!!
Primitive Sheep – fading away – Start #1
And this is my HAED challenge piece as well as Cross Stitch Crazy challenge piece #1.
SK Maleficent (Evil Queen)
I will post a photo of the art work soon but for now, this is from Heaven and Earth Designs and you can see it here.
This is at 2250 stitches complete. I am stitching on 22 count tan hardanger, one over one. The HAED challenge is to complete one full page, a minimum of 7300 stitches by March 3.