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Monday, January 18, 2016

Gifted Gorgeousness - January report

I'm a little late for this first report of the year - I do hope that's not going to set a precedent for my reporting.  I was so engrossed in stitching my Christmas Dreams that I didn't start on the Christmas ornament (a Christmas gift for a close friend) that I had planned to stitch this month.  Then I remembered that I had actually purchased the chart, fabric, and some of the floss for Christmas Dreams using my birthday money - so I think I can sneak Christmas Dreams in as a GG project, even though it is actually an indulgence just for me!

I started Christmas Dreams on January 1.  There's a picture of  Christmas Dreams (as mine will look - hopefully - sometime in the far distant future) on the right hand side-bar. I'm stitching mine sideways, which is a slight chalenge to an older brain.  The chart is full of upright, downfacing, right, left, heavy, light arrows and other ambiguous symbols.  Luckily I ordered the large print charts, and so far I have only had three lots of symbol errors, all easily fixed. Because it's a sideways stitch, I started at the bottom right hand corner of the picture, which was a partial page.  I have stitched that one and I'm a bit over halfway through the second page - I've reached the end of the second page at the  bottom corner.

Here's where I am up to now:

HAED Christmas Dreams (Gelsinger/Sayetta) Jan 19 2016

I am hoping to working on page 3 at the next GG report.

I plan to stitch some other projects this year - all will be gifts, so I'll be posting pics each month - if things go as planned!  I have a list of my 'to do' stitching list in the right hand sidebar.

12 comments:

Le trame della Galaverna said...

You are doing a very great project

Le trame della Galaverna said...

You are doing a very great project

Linda said...

Gorgeous design and nice progress.

Linda

Justine said...

Great work! I can't imagine how confusing this must be to stitch sideways particularly with arrow symbols pointing in all directions!

Julie said...

Such a great start you have made on this one, it looks wonderful

Lesley said...

Lovely design and great stitching,not surprised you are enjoying this:)

Annie said...

It's beautiful so far! You're making me want to start mine NOW! ;)
With all the symbols in the world I never understood why HAED charts put all the different facing arrows in the same area. Makes it really confusing to stitch!

Annie said...

What a wonderful start you've made! This one is going to be BEAUTIFUL, and I'm really looking forward to seeing your progress as you continue with this one:)

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Thanks for taking part in GG this month.
You're making great progress on this enormous piece, I can tell from the size of the mug how big it is going to be.

Emma/Itzy said...

Lovely! I look forward to seeing your GG posts this year :)

Kaisievic said...

This is a stunning project, Elfie and you are doing so well with it - great GG choice.

Brigitte said...

Ohhhh, great progress already on this wonderful project.