Wednesday, 26 February 2020

The Loneliness Of Autumn - 20 hours

Hi all!

The Loneliness Of Autumn is a SAL with Leonore, which we are both stitching extreme cross country one colour at a time.

I somehow managed to fit in the required ten hours during the month, so here's an update on what eventually be 5,718 stitches of black:



I'm not a page counter but, to put things in perspective for you, the design is 4 pages wide by 4 and a bit pages tall. I did start gridding the fabric but, as I'm not used to it, actually found the grid lines quite annoying so ripped them out! Instead, I've marked each page break with a little + for reference. You can see them if you look closely.

So far I have completed the black on 8 out of 16 pages, and am well into the ninth. This equates to about 3.75% of the whole project.

For those who wish to compare SALs, here's Leonore's post for February.

Next month... even more black!

Take care,
Rachel x

11 comments:

Linda said...

Nice progress Rachel. I feel like I'm stitching extreme cross county on my stained glass pieces with the black. lol

Linda

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

This is fabulous, you can see the picture appearing already!

Tiffstitch said...

Nice progress, especially considering how your time has been affected. Hope things are getting better.

Cathy said...

I can't imagine counting all those stitches, especially since they're all over the place. I have enough trouble keeping track of hours/minutes and I use a stopwatch for that. I hope your time away from home is lessening as time goes on!

Clare-Aimetu said...

I admire your dedication, great progress

Ann C. said...

You have made a lot of progress this month. It is starting to look like something.

Rhona said...

I've never gridded fabric either, but I could imagine it would be annoying! And all that black......you'll be looking forward to stitching with another color :) You've made great progress.

Leonore Winterer said...

Looks great! I love how much if the trees is already visible.

Bethan said...

I have always found gridding material odd - I tack the centre lines and that's it! Black seems to have been a really good choice to start with; I can really see the trees x

Katie said...

Fantastic progress!

Faith... said...

Oh no... not extreme cross country! I always worry to much about my counting to stitch like that. You have made great progress. Good luck with your stitching.