Thursday, 7 February 2019

New Start - Green Halloween Banner by Artecy

Hello again!

Yes, I'm back with another new start! Obviously not satisfied with the other new projects already on my frames I couldn't resist the pull of this one too. I've had the chart for a few years and am so happy to have finally made a start. Here's my first 10 hours of progress, which I actually completed in January but am only now posting about:

Green Halloween Banner by Artecy
Stitched on 16ct cream aida 2 over 1
Stitch count 57 wide by 201 high
Started - 25th January 2019

And a reminder of the finished piece:

I must admit I was tempted into stitching all the black first but, knowing that lighter colours can pick up some of the black dye, I opted to stitch the colours first then fill in the black afterwards. So far so good, and when I eventually get to the hill, stitching all that black will make for hours of mindless no-counting fun!

This will be the last of my new starts for now. There's one more that's on my have-to-stitch-this-year list (Haunted Library by Mill Hill) but I think this one, along with Hogwarts and Parrot on Parade are enough to be getting on with for now.

Take care,
Rachel x


Linda said...

I love your new start Rachel. Green is my favorite color.


Cathy said...

Looking good! It's amazing how much you can get done in 10 hours.

Katie said...

Love this one. Don't blame you for wanting to start it. Can't wait to watch the ones you picked to focus on grow.

The Crafty Princess said...

You find the best Halloween pieces. Love this one too. It's stitching up a treat...get it LOL!
xo Alicia

Faith... said...

Oh I am SO glad to see this one started! You made lots of progress on your first round and it looks great! Can't wait to see more of it. :)

Unknown said...

Nice Halloween chart love that owl happy stitching

Tiffstitch said...

Love this one!! I loved seeing Heather (confetti stitcher) finish these a few years ago. I don't think I ever bought the chart, but I should, I love how each colour is subtly different.

Astrids dragon said...

What a great start, this will be fun to see it coming together!

Janet said...

I am loving this new start. I can’t wait to watch it glow.

Leonore Winterer said...

Ooh, I remember putting this one on my wish list years ago, but somehow completely forgot about it. Do you only have the one? If I recall correctly, where were a couple of them in different colours, weren't there? Anyways, great start!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Nice start. I liked these when Heather stitched them. She only does Flosstube now unfortunately.