I have been quite busy lately writing music reviews, I have been getting great pleasure out of it as it combines two of my favourite things: music and writing. The writing needs practice but listening to music is something I enjoy doing.
It has meant that I have neglected my stitching for a while, and I don’t like to blog here unless its about stitching and the occasional rant. I have a massive rant brewing which I will write tomorrow.
Anyway, the stitching I have been doing has been on the IHSW weekends. Last time I was not inspired by my existing projects and purchased a new kit! Its of a Spanish lady. It is very similar to a HAED in that every part of the picture is stitched, and I am using it as practice for when I eventually get around to doing one. I can already see their appeal.
So during the last IHSW I started the kit. I started in the top left corner on page 1 (of 9) and the colour was brown. This month is the second month of stitching it and I added some more brown and even got to change the shade of brown. Brown, brown and more brown.
So here is the before photo:
And here is the after photo:
Its hard to see how much I have done, but the left-hand side in the after photo is 10 (10x10) squares long and in the before photo is 4 (10x10) squares long. So before I had stitched about 1200 stitches and now I have 2900, so I stitched about 1700 stitches. Which is ok, but I know I was lazy with it and could have done a lot more – so next IHSW the plan is to try and finish the page.
I hope you were more successful this weekend with your stitching and had a lot less brown!
I am off to the London 2012 Olympic dress rehearsal today and have been blessed with glorious sunshine
Update will be combined with rant, so if you like nothing better than listening to a moany old brit then stop by later this week.
Bye for now!