Wednesday, 30 May 2007

Update Continued

Following on from my last post here are the two promised photos.

DMC - Tiger and Cub:
DMC - Tiger and Cub

I had fun gridding the black and sorting the threads of the kit - not. lol  It was the worst kit I have had for sorting threads out. For example there were six or seven shades of grey with descriptions such as pale grey and light grey. Then there were the oranges etc.. The totals of the strands didn't help either as mostly they were the same quantity. Luckily I have a DMC shade card (and a fantastic husband, who helped a lot), as in the end I had to use that to work out which thread was which. This is the left ear which is 9.4% of the total. I was gradually getting used to stitching on the black before I moved on. I am looking forward to stitching on this again.

HAED - QS Believe:
HAED - QS Believe

I decided to try 28 count Brittney to stitch this but am really not enjoying it. Only 6.2% has been stitched so I've made the decision to restart it on 18 count Aida.

I am just starting HAED's Cabin in the Woods. Hopefully I will get the first stitches in tonight.

Update - At Last

I didn't mean to be away for so long but time just slipped away. It was time to move HandsOnHobbies onto the new server but to do so the shop had to be closed and completely set up from scratch with new software. My DH and I had two weeks to do the job, including a lot of new features and adding thousands of products with larger images! To check out the new (UK) site go to

The following are photos of my stitching progress since my last post.

Tomboy - 16 May 2007

I have stitched 14 of 36 pages which is 42.3%

Diane Graebner's - Christmas Eve:
DG - Christmas Eve

Stitched 16 blocks at top left approx. 6.4%

Solaria Gallery – Girl from Alhambra:
Solaria Gallery – Girl from Alhambra

Stitched half of page one. I love stitching this design! Stitched approx. 16%

Celtic Winter:
Celtic Winter - 22 May 2007

Widened fur on hood, stitched muff and start of dress. Stitched approx. 55.2%

I have two others to sort out photos for and will show them later.