Saturday, October 28, 2017

WHAT is happening?! Another new start?!

For the most part I like only rotating about 3 projects at a time, since most of my projects are full coverage, I feel the less amount of active WIPs I've got going, the more progress I see on each one. However, I joined the "Full coverage Fanatics" stitching group on Facebook, and Septembers challenge was new starts. I couldn't pass it up! So, I started:
Winter Rose By Heaven and Earth Designs.
and here's how far I was able to get on it:
This is a project that has a plethora of firsts for me: first time stitching on 25 count lugana. (I usually opt for 18 count aida) first time tent stitching, (2 over 1) and first time stitching with a hoop. (I am an in-hand stitcher) I had to use a hoop, as number one: those holes are SO tiny, I thought if I stretched out the fabric I would be able to see the holes better. And Lugana is a very soft fabric, not as stiff as the aida that I'm used to stitching on, so it was flopping all over the place while trying to stitch in hand. I started off using Q snaps, but because the those pipes are so big around, I was having a hard time handling it, but the hoop is much better, so going with the hoop.  I had a hard time getting used to this, but now I'm in a groove with it, and loving it!! doing that tent stitch really makes the progress go fast!!  SO! Now I have 4 active WIPs going! (insert look of shock here) I'm trying to figure out the best method for rotating, but I'll get it eventually. 

Thank you stopping by!! If you celebrate, I hope you have a great and fun Halloween! And I'll see yah next month!!


Linda said...

Great new start Lana.


Stitching Angel said...

Like your new start, it's Aida all the way for me, but good luck with all your 1st's. Happy Stitching

Vicki said...

Looking forward to watching your progress on your new start!

Katie said...

LOL I have a so many WIPs I seriously can't count them all haha. So I'm proud of your 4 WIPs. I wish I could restrain myself. This one is beautiful so I'm not surprised you had to start it. Great progress. Congrats on getting so many firsts with it.

Renee said...

What a lovely start to a gorgeous chart!

Cathy said...

I love full coverage pieces! I think you get more bang for your buck with them. But I have been throwing in some smaller projects so that I see more finishes. The full coverage pieces can take me years. Love your projects and will check back in to see your progress.