I started HAED's Foregone by Marta Dahlig at midnight on New Year's Eve and worked on that this weekend as well. Here's a picture of my progress so far with about 1800 stitches in. This section is all dark colors, including black, dark brown, and deep plum.
|HAED's Foregone by Marta Dahlig - first 1800 stitches|
I've also been trying to select a framer for Gigi R's Belles-Lettres D that I finished on December 30th. The first quote threw me into sticker shock, but I've come to realize that if I want such a large piece framed really nicely by someone who knows how to handle cross stitch, it's going to be expensive. I now have two quotes I'm consdering and hoping to hear from one other source before making a final selection. Here's the piece in question, which has a stitched area about 28" x 22".
|Gigi R's Belles Lettres D - Waiting for Framing|
I did receive the first page of the HAED BB Freebie SAL QS The Literate Dragon by Randal Spangler, but I have my rotation full for January and will probably start that sometime next month. I'm really enjoying stitching Foregone, so I want to continue work on her, as well as HAED's Angel with Iris by Nadia Strelkina. In addition, I will probably finish beading Mirabilia's Midsummer Night's Fairy and start Wisteria by The Silver Lining this month. Those four will certainly keep me busy!
|HAED QS The Literate Dragon by Randal Spangler - Probably a February New Start|
|HAED Angel with Iris by Nadia Strelkina - WIP|
|Wisteria by The Silver Lining - January New Start|
|Mirabilia's Midsummer Night's Fairy - Awaiting Her Final Beading|