Today is a new start!
I bought the booklet in which the pattern is not too long ago because I am looking for a seaside themed pattern or at least I was! I have since seen another design but I like this one as its more calm and delicate (imho).
I am stitching it on white even weave with count unknown – possibly 28?
Yesterday when I was deciding where to start on the pattern and which colours to pull (don’t want to be too organised!) I noticed that some of the colours are stitched single strand and some two strands. It actually made me more excited to start on it (I am starting with the lighthouse) as the change in threads is around the base and I think is designed to show depth rather than colour alone showing this. I like this idea and so am keen to get a start on it. I am not sure how many hours I will have – I am hoping for 3 but could be 1! – and will update this post with my progress.
I hope your day is a good one….
Oh wait! Come back….here is a pic of what I am starting today….the booklet is called Sea Life and is Lanarte by Leisure Arts and can be found here
Is day 2 too early to call it quits? I'm just kidding! But seriously, I started stitching this and all was well and then...I swear I only looked a way for a second but when turned back I had managed to go wrong...then I thought that it might be salvageable as I am not the best or the most fond of frogging...and then I looked at the fabric...looked at the pattern...looked at where i had started stitching and wondered if it was maybe time to hang up my cross stitching boots!
I am not the most organised stitcher (as you probably know by now) and I am also not the most methodical (which explains why all my pieces are...ahem...unique!) but I hadnt measured the fabric, and then I started stitching at the top of the lighthouse in the middle of the fabric! I mean...what the??? I have no idea why I didnt start at the bottom. So, basically unless I adjust the design it won't fit on the fabric and as I have about 12 stitches that are actually in the right place...this is one seriously fudged lighthouse. The part I have done is iffy to say the least but I am hopeful that the next time I work on it the fact that the entire thing is going to be wrong won't be too big an issue...
Here is a pic...please be gentle..i'm calling it creative....
,,,tomorrow I will be stitching on a SAL that I started but ...wait for it...frogged so that I could start again as I wasn't keen on how it looked one over one...and hopefully I won't be able to mess that up!