Update from June 26th ( Some Treasure & A Little Mystery Blog)
The hourglass is starting to appear!:
Update from 22nd May 2015 (From Stitching Plan Blog)I just completed page four of the Treasure Hunt crop!
I’ve started experimenting with a little bit of simple parking when it makes sense to do so (most of the time my brain doesn’t allow it, as cross country stitching just makes more sense to me, lol). However, in this case I found it did make sense to park some unfinished threads from the bottom of page four onto page 6 (directly underneath). Parking these threads will save me the time of finding, cutting and starting those floss colours again when I get to page 6. With the orientation of pages they can also be tucked out of the way easily so I don’t get them tangled or in the way on page 5!
Hunting for Treasure (23rd February 2015)The project was not fitting on my q-snap frame well (I had to hold it with the longer length as the height, which just felt weird) so I went a hunting for my old scroll frame, which has been tucked away in the cupboard catching dust for some time! All of my other projects are too big for this frame but Treasure Hunt fits on there nicely. Now I'm back to stitching with the frame being longer in width which feels less weird!
Having the two frames in use means I can work multiple projects and not have to swap projects on and off the q-snap as much :D Yay! This was also timed well because now the stitching won't end up with indentation marks from the q-snap frame, as I was just needing to move the stitched area up under the "snaps". Unfortunately the tension on the fabric is not as good on the scroll frame. I've remedied this by attaching a pair of bulldog clips to each side. Some of my knitting stash came in handy for fixing the clips to the sides so the fabric could be pulled tighter! This is working well so far :)
Scroll frame with clips:
Treasure Hunt Bookshelf Update November 2014I have made some progress on Treasure Hunt! I have been wanting to go back and work on Iris though because the next page has lovely colours... So I've put this one down for the moment because I couldn't resist :)
Treasure Hunt Bookshelf Update October 2014I’ve finished the top row on the Treasure Hunt Bookshelf Crop! I have just started stitching the lantern and the colors are still amazing! You can just make out the word “Book” on the pink book. Actually it kind of looks more like "Boo!" Unfortunately the detail of the book titles is not that clear, but I still think it’s a lovely chart. This is the normal size version so the titles would possibly be clearer on the larger version chart. I don’t normally grid my stitching but have found it helpful to do so with the confetti in this chart.
Stitched on 18 Count Aida
3 over 1 Full Cross