I hope everyone had a great weekend! Did everyone check out Jo's Halloween Blog Hop? I think I might try and remember to join next year, it looks fun and I found some new cross stitch blogs to follow. :)
I'm so close to being finished Homeward Trail! I wish I could have stayed up the extra 30-60 minutes I needed last night. I only need to add maybe a dozen more beads, but I needed to move the Qsnaps and I couldn't count on finishing it as easily as I hoped. After all, I found 10 more cross stitches I'd missed when I was adding beads. That makes me wonder if there are other times I've missed stitches and forgotten about them.
It makes a good argument for highlighting or crossing off your work as you go. The friend that taught me cross stitch used to pencil over the squares she completed and I did that at first. However, as I started larger and larger pieces it was kind of annoying to have to go back and scribble over each square, so I generally don't mark off progress now.
I did with the latest HAED I attempted and I have a BAP that will likely have me do the same, but in that case I'm using a working copy of the chart and not the full chart anyway.
On to the photos of Homeward Trail! And I updated the link since Herrschner's redid their entire site.
The whole thing so far. If you look closely, I'm only missing beads in the bottom oval and the lower left quadrant. The couching was much easier with the correct kind of thread and I think it looks a little better. The thread is slightly darker than I'd like, but DH says from a distance you can't tell, so I hope that's true.
And some detail:
This was a really enjoyable stitch. I'm so glad to be almost finished and I can't wait to put in the few finishing touches tonight. I might even get it mounted since it shouldn't take me long to complete.
I joined the Monday Stitchery Link-up this week so we can check out how we've all done this weekend. My first time, so we'll see how it works. :)
So tell me, do you highlight or mark off your chart as you go? I've heard some of the iPhone apps make it very easy, but I don't have an iPhone and don't think they are available on Android as yet. How do you like to stitch?
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