Monday, 16 June 2014

Mini One - 30 hour update

Hello everyone!

Good grief! I've just noticed it's nearly three weeks since my last post. My stitching pace seems to be varying so much at the moment. Yes, I have a busy life looking after the house and its menagerie of humans and pets, but (touch wood) it's not hectic or problematic so I don't really understand why it's so erratic. Hmmm, needs looking into...

Anyway, as usual, the posting title gives away what I've been working on and for how long, so without further ado here are the 20 and 30 hour pictures:

After 20 hours

After 30 hours

I've finished the first colour across all three pages in the top row and have made a start on the second colour. The two are quite similar but there is enough of a difference to see the subtle shading. I love it! But Mini One is going away for a while because...

I've now received and sorted all the threads I need for HAED's Mini Space Traveler. However, as I promised myself I would not start it until I have finished QS Hang in There, that is what I am moving on to next. I haven't worked on HIT since the beginning of February because I lost my enthusiasm for it, as you do when you get close to the end. But the itch to finish it is back now and the little kitty is on the frame ready and waiting to go.

It's also confession time - I was a very (x lots) naughty girl as, at the same time I ordered the threads for Space Traveler, I ordered the fabric and black threads for HAED's QS April Fairy. I've been following Pull The Other Thread as she colours in Clara and this nudged me into wanting to stitch the black outline of QS April Fairy, another chart which I just HAVE to stitch! So, with 16ct Light Pink Aida and 13 skeins of black 310, she is also ready to go (but not for some time yet - cough, cough!). No, honestly, I must have another finish before she is started. Trust me!

I hope you are all well and enjoying the World Cup! I'm definitely not a football fan but my son is, so when it comes to a tournament like this, if you can't beat them, join them! Actually, it's not that bad and it means I get lots of long cuddles!

I'll be back soon with an update on Hang In There so until then,

All the best and
Happy stitching :)
Rachel x


Pull the other thread said...

Great progress. I look forward to seeing Hang In There. I can't wait to see your new starts when you get around to them :)

Keebles said...

That's a heck of a lot of progress for 10 hours! Congrats!

Rachel said...

10 hours of one or two colours does make for fast progress. If only all projects could stitch up this quickly!!

Rachel said...

Everybody loves new starts and happy dances... if only the bits in between didn't take quite so long! I don't know how I'm resisting the New Start temptation, but I am... and I'm proud of it!

Renee said...

This is one of my favorite HAED charts. I love that you share updates by the number of hours you have put in. How fun!