I first started this blog due to "popular demand" for me to to share my cooking and quilting results in blog form as it was easier for friends and people who know me to see what I'm up to, especially compared to just an image hosting site. Now I blog because I enjoy sharing what I do and hope that I do in some way inspire people to try new things out as well.
This is where I started yesterday, the grid done in the lightest gold, some red Kreinik and a large part of the copper also done. Yesterday I started filling in some more red Kreinik and I started filling in the background to the copper with 2 colours of DMC gold - E3821 and E3852. I am very happy that it's possible to see the difference between the different golds even when close together as I was a bit worried that it wouldn't be.
One thing I noticed last night is that stitching such large sparkly areas with light shining on my work is quite a strain on my eyes, especially as I can't do straight lines of stitching but have to work around the copper. This means I can't zoom ahead and do a gazillion stitches a day, especially if I have appointments to go to but I can take it along now as I don't need the pattern to know which colour goes where.
Stitches done: 386
Total stitches: 14256
Total backstitches: 63.62 inches
Stitches left: 3234
Till tomorrow when I will be back with another update where you will see how much I can do with a bunch of appointments lined up.