Oh my, do I dare???
My favorite is Witches and Crones, yes those Halloween designs get me every time. I also love scenes of winter and pondered whether to purchase Wintery Heirloom instead; decisions, decisions, should I purchase both? After giving it some thought I decided that it would be best if I purchased just one. Let’s face it these are not “quick stitch” projects and what is the likely hood that I will finish even one? After making my decision I emailed Vonna with a few questions and then placed Wintery Heirloom into my shopping cart. Yes, I decided against the Halloween design, for reasons I shall reveal in a later post.
HAED: Wintery Heirloom by Jane Wooster Scott
Seeing the massive, and I mean massive, pattern I was so thankful that I only purchased one! In a bit of a panic I emailed Vonna, (thank goodness for Vonna) to find out her “strategy” for completing the HAED. I am now doing as she does and stitching on Wintery Heirloom on Fridays. Without further ado, here is my first Friday SAL progress:
HAED Jan 16th SAL
Stitched on 25ct Lugana over 1
1,063 stitches completed
YIKES!!! I spent hours stitching a teeny tiny section of the sky. Do you see all those shades of blue for that one little section?
Did I mention there are 162,000 stitches in this design? I have completed a mere 1,063, only 160,937 to go. If I were lucky enough to stitch even 1,000 stitches each Friday (not going to happen) it would take me 162 Fridays. Well, there ya go ~can you say UFO? :)
Seriously, I do not give up that easily. This is a truly gorgeous design and I am confident that the Friday SAL will keep me motivated. Thanks Vonna for inviting me!
Well, I shall end so that I can spend just a few hours stitching on Wintery Heirloom.
Thanks so much for stopping by~
Until next time...