Thursday, August 21, 2008

Introducing ............ Siberian Gold

No prizes for guessing the subject matter of the new cross stitch, yep you guessed it Tigers.

This one is going to be more of a challenge that the last couple, my thinking was that it will be something to keep me company for the rest of the year and something to work on more when the nights start drawing in and there is less reason to be outside doing other things.

So here is where Mum left off, and therefore my starting point.
This one is a bigger design than the last few at 11.5 x 16 inches and that is pretty much solid stitching all the way. It's stitched over 14 count grey/blue aida. The finished design is (I think) stunning, so although I know there are many hours of work ahead to get this one completed it will be worth it.
I think it's going to be pretty difficult to chart the progress as it's worked over a large area. When you have smaller motifs its more obvious to point to the progress. I will see how it goes but I might cut back to fortnightly rather than weekly updates if there isn't much to show. I'm really looking forward to seeing this one come to life.


Vicki W said...

Maybe this one will help me stay on track with my own. Yours looks just as daunting!

katelnorth said...

I'm so impressed at you finishing up all these cross stitches. i really ought to dig out some of mine and work on them - I just always seem to get distracted :)