I had a fantastic stitching month in January, completing all my 'compulsory' pieces, finishing three WIPs, AND making a fair amount of progress on In The Gloaming by Whispered By The Wind. I think I'll name it Jolly-rific January!
I last stitched on In The Gloaming for Dark October, leaving it here after just over 20 hours of progress:
This ten hours was enough time to finish the top half and make a good start on the bottom half; gotta love how some of the birds are sitting on an invisible fence!
Here's a reminder of how the finished piece will look:
You may remember that I used one strand of normal DMC and one strand of Etoile for the moon and thought it looked a bit pale against the fabric? Well, instead of frogging and restitching it all I simply backstitched around it in a slightly darker Etoile. I think it's just about enough of a difference to make it satisfactory - it's more visible in real life.
As for the remainder, my intention is to stitch all of the monument before the wrought iron railings, not only because the railings are the bits I'm looking forward to the most, but because they will contain Etoile which I absolutely LOVE stitching with. In my humble opinion, I'm definitely saving the best to last!