It’s been three weeks since my last cross stitch update which means another post for the stitchalong. Time just flies sometimes but I did manage to get a lot done since last time.
I finished the Gryffindor pin cushion that I shared with you last time. Here it is all finished up.
The design is a little less intricate than the others but I think it represents the house of the bold quite well. And as always it’s up in my etsy shop with the others. Just Hufflepuff to go now.
Finishing that feels like ages ago though because I also started my big Christmas cross stitch project.
It’s really rather large and I’ve had to use safety pins to fold up the edges so they don’t get in the way when I’m stitching. I also started by sewing around the edges on my sewing machine. I normally just use masking tape to stop the edges unraveling but this piece is actually going to get finished properly and I didn’t want the edges to be sticky. It’ll be a wall hanging once its done.
Here is how far I’ve gotten on it. A lot of progress but it is absolutely massive so I wanted to get a good bit done quickly so I don’t lose heart!
I’m using 18 count aida fabric in red, obviously, and it will be mainly white thread but will also have gold in it. I had to wait for thread to be delivered to start it, i did have a couple of cheap brands of white thread but I knew I’d need lots of skeins and didn’t want to risk the white being a different shade of white or a different thickness when I bought more. I don’t know if that would have been a problem but better to be paranoid than to put months of work in and realise I had a problem.
Avis / Claire / Gun / Carole / Kate / Lucyanne / Sue / Constanze / Debbie / Christina / Kathy / Margaret / Cindy / Helen / Steph / Linda / Catherine / Wendy / Mary Margaret / Timothy / Heidi and Connie
Those are the links to the others on the Sal, I’m looking forward to seeing what progress you all have made. And we are always happy for new folks to join in.