I knew I was getting this kit for Christmas and also knew I wanted to start it Christmas Day. But little did I think that I'd make such rapid progress that I could post my first 10 hour report before New Year!
This project is Tribal Dragon by Anne Stokes, charted by Thread Geeks. The kit was supplied with 18ct white aida and copious amounts of black thread so those were swapped out straight away for 16ct black aida. The black has taken a bit of getting used to but is not so bad now that I'm into the swing of it. I know I could have used a hand-dyed or paler fabric, but it just wouldn't have had the same visual impact as yellows on black.
Here's how the project will eventually look:
Stitched on 16ct Black aida 2 over 1
Stitch count - 144 wide by 180 high
Started - 25th December 2018
I admit I've been stitching the easy bits first but now I'm into the interior and the dreaded confetti things will start slowing down (although with only 19 colours I know the confetti won't be too bad). I'll carry on with this project until the end of the year, after which it will join my other projects for stitching on in 2019.