Oh, boy, oh boy, oh boy, am I enjoying this new start or what?! I've been desperately wanting to start this since I first purchased it last June and now my dream has come true!
Here's the first progress picture after 10 hours, both close up and on the whole piece of fabric:
Stitched on 16ct Lazurite hand-dyed aida by Chromatic Alchemy 2 over 1
Started - 7th January 2019
And one last reminder of how the project will eventually look:
There are a lot of blended threads in this project; out of 55 symbols 23 use blended threads. I've stitched some already and must admit they make such a difference when transitioning between two colours. Obviously!
After finishing the 10 hours on this one I had more stitching time left that night, so had a choice of either sitting twiddling my fingers or starting another new project. No-brainer decision really! The new one will, no doubt, be appearing for your inspection soon (and that's a very subtle clue as to which one it is!)