Tuesday, 29 December 2020

The Loneliness Of Autumn - 120 hours

Hi all!

So, this time last year, Leonore and I were about to start our SAL of The Loneliness of Autumn by Leonid Afremov, stitching one thread length per day (which just so happened to work out for me at about 10 hours each month) extreme cross country.

And here we both are, one year on and, believe it or not, almost a quarter of the way through!

During this latest 10 hour stint I finished the fourth colour. This is how it looked after three and four colours. This is now deceivingly 23.94% complete after putting in 15,943 stitches in 112 hours and 35 minutes:

Then it was back to the top to start the fourth colour, 814, a burgandy/red. I got through pages 1-4 on the top row and half of page 5 on the second.

As usual, here are the comparisons after 110 and 120 hours:

You can just about see how the the top quarter is looking a little denser.

Leonore had some excitement this month in that she finished her second colour and is now onto her third which, after dark blue and brown, is that first splash of autumnal colour. I'll add her link here once she posts.

For me, it's now more of 814 for another couple of months.

Take care,
Rachel x


Sheryl said...

what a difference the splashes of colour make. Happy New Year.

Linda said...

Congrats on the amazing progress for the year Rachel. I love seeing the cross country stitching but I don't think I could do it.


Leonore Winterer said...

The new red is a little hard to make out, but I can still see it - great job! I'm just working on getting the last couple of stitches in for the year, so I will be ready to post on NYE. I'm very happy with out progress for the year!

Cathy said...

It keeps looking better each time you post!

Katie said...

Beautiful progress. Love the pop of color throughout the piece.

Bethan said...

Oh wow - I hadn't seen a progress photo for a while. This is stunning. I'm loving the splashes of red in there x

Astrids dragon said...

Oh yes, it's so nice to see colour in it. It's coming along beautifully.

Tiffstitch said...

That looks outstanding! It's so interesting to watch it come together.

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

A quarter done is fabulous! The red looks beautiful.

Faith... said...

It is coming along very nicely! It is hard to believe the difference what a little color makes. I still admire you or stitching cross country.