Off and on this summer, mostly in the evenings when a floss stealer goes to bed, I’ve been hand stitching. I was able to finish the block stitching of the Snowman A to Zzzzz. But alas, I’ve run out of red floss to do the fly stitches down the seam. So until I replace the color I am on hold.
In the mean time I started a new stitching project. I saw the Shiny and Brite at Out of Hand, when Meg Hawkley was there showcasing the Crabapple Hill Quilts. I loved how colorful it was and the colors where so bright.
It took a couple hours to trace and I had to use the big kitchen window as my light box just didn’t cut it for this project. The coloring was a lot of fun too, though I still need to work on my shading and blending – but in my opinion it still looks good.
The stitching chart is different than any of the other Crapapple Hill Patterns. It takes a little section of either the top, right, left or bottom and then using a bold line shows you which lines in that section are a certain color. I do like working with one color and then move to another, but I often finish all of the color first then move to a new color. But I’m trying it the pattern way right now.
In our LONG road trip to a wedding I was able to get about 20 hours of stitching in and got the top section done.
At this rate it will be another 60 hours to finish the stitching -yikes that seems like a super long time. Well I’ll just keep plugging away at it. I would love to get it finished by May.