Friday, May 21, 2010

Silent Flight - Update #2

Just a quick update on my progress from the past three weeks.
I've just done some more sky, which seems to be endless at this point. However, the top of the mountain is just below where I've stitched so far. I want to get the top left sky done before I start on the mountains though as I am looking forward to the "new" colours for the mountains.

May 21, 2010

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Silent Flight - Update #1

As I said in my last post, I haven't had much time in the past three monthes to work on my cross stitch, but that didn't mean nothing was done. I did manage to do about 4,500 half stitches, which isn't really much for three monthes, but considering the time of year, I'm happy with the result. I decided to be a little different this time and start in the top left corner instead of in the middle like I am use to doing. I must have counted it out a half dozen times to make sure I start in the right spot, talk about paranoid.

So far it has only been sky that I've worked on but the colours are looking great. Hopefully soon I'll be able to work on the mountain on the left hand side to add some other colours to the picutre. At the end of the line of cross stiches down the right size of what I have completed is where the top of the eagle feathers will begin.

May 1, 2010

Silent Flight - Beginning

It has been awhile since I have last had a chance to update my blog. Going through tax session will due that to you I guess as I have not had much time to spend on hobbies when some days you are working 13-14 hours. But today is May 1, now tax session is over, yeah! This weekend I am now trying to catch up on some of my chores but I can take some time off to finally update my blog.

On January 19, 2010, I started a new project called Silent Flight (which is also from Dimensions, the Gold Collection) in order to create a rotation with the Glory of Autumn cross stitch. This project will measure 16" x 11" when it is completed and is done on 18 count aida. That means it will be 57,000 stitches when it is done. But it won't be too bad as most of them are half stitches. Only the eagle is full stitches in order to give it the appearance of being in the foreground.

Here is a picture of what it will look like when it is completed:

Here is a picture of the project once I had all the supplies organized and ready to go.

January 19, 2010