I spoke sneakily of hidden treasure at the end of my last post. Well, I found a project that I thought had long gone. This was the first kit I ever bought when I first started cross stitching. It's a beautiful farmhouse scene, with all the farm animals surrounding it. I bought it from Hobbycraft with some Christmas money I'd saved specially and brought it home.
It was much too big for a beginner like me. I made the ultimate error by starting in the corner, not measuring out the middle.
I struggled through it, making big pens lines all over the original chart - oh how little I knew!
When I realised just how messed up it was, I vowed to start it again properly. I bought new fabric (14 ct aida!) and spent an age putting all the thread colours onto an organiser.
But then it vanished to the bottom drawer of my craft tower, buried by other charts and numerous threads. It surfaced yesterday and I was so full of ambition that I decided to start it there and then!
Here's where I'm up to so far . . .
This really is the biggest project I've ever attempted. But it's stitched on aida and I've got all the thread colours sorted, so it shouldn't be too difficult. I would love to get this finished and framed this year. I would love to have this design hanging in my own kitchen in my own house one day :)
Do you have any large projects that you just can't seem to finish? I'd love to hear about them :)
PS It's like feast or famine here isn't it?! No posts for weeks and then two in two days :) And I've got more planned soon too!