QS Rose Dreaming – Long Overdue Update

I think the last blog update on this piece was back in June. I did mean to update back in September, but some how it slipped my mind. I’ve got quite a bit done on her face, this was mostly done by September though, as you can see in the first picture.

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I’ve managed to do a little bit more, but it’s not much. And as I’m trying to get around to all my WiPs at the moment I don’t think I’ll be picking it up until about June.

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She does look good though doesn’t she 🙂

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HAED QS Rose Dreaming – Another Update

With our A/C misbehaving I haven’t managed a lot of stitching this month, my HAED for example has been left untouched since the last update and until Wednesday. But then I felt the need to stitch on it again, and did the whole background for Page 1. I’m so in love with the evenweave, it’s so soft and really easy to stitch on. I was really worried before I tried it, having read other peoples accounts of working with evenweave. Next I guess I’ll have to try linen, but with it being uneven-weave I’m even more scared of it.

Anyway here is my update picture, next update should have some of the full cross stitches of the face 🙂

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HAED QS Rose Dreaming – Day Two Update

Should really have posted this yesterday but forgot. Here is where I got up to with Rose yesterday.

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Made a start on the Kreinik and really loving the sparkle 🙂 Unfortunately didn’t get any stitching done today, but there is always tomorrow.

HAED QS Rose Dreaming – First WIP Picture

Well I’ve started my first HAED (Heaven and Earth designs), QS Rose Dreaming by Brigid Ashwood. I started from the top left corner since I had sort of gridded it and have been working it by colour in that section.

I’ve decided to do the design in both tent stitch and full crosses, the background, which is what I’m currently stitching, is being stitched in tent stitch, 2 over 1. And the figure is being stitched in full crosses 1 over 1.

I’m stitching on 25-count white Lugana, which is my first experience with evenweave. So far I’m loving it, the fabric is nice and soft, and the stitches look so small and delicate.

My only problem came when I wasn’t paying enough attention and ended up using the wrong thread colour with the wrong symbol. I finished stitching the colour in that section before I realized what I had done. In fact, I made a mistake while stitching the colour, frogged it and restitched and then had to frog again because of my stupid mistake.

Hopefully tomorrow will be a frogless day, but until then here is a picture of today’s progress.

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Can you guess what I want NOW? Yup, death to ALL frogs

Starting a NEW stitching project

Today, erm, I guess that would in fact be yesterday I got a load of stash in the post, there were grab bags from Polstitches, Dragonfloss, waste canvas, gridding pen and so on, but the most exciting addition to my stash must have been the evenweave. I got some 28-count pearl flecked white Brittney for a Christmas Round Robin, and a huge piece of 25-count white Lugana for my new stitchy project – My very first HAED.

It’s called QS Rose Dreaming, and I can’t wait to start it.

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