This week I chose to start another small one, Love You to the Moon by Waxing Moon Designs:
This was another one I purchased from a stitcher destashing, the same one that had the Whispered by the Wind charts (In the Gloaming) and it also came already kitted up:
PTP 28ct Cashel Crystal Mirage
CC Snips and Snails, Crushed Pineapple, Pixie Dust and Hydrangea
Although this fabric is absolutely gorgeous, it was awful to work on. Because it was so dark, and linen, it was impossible to tell where the holes were. I ended up off half a stitch several times, and frogged a few sections of this. I ended up having to stitch basically holding it up straight with my Ott light behind it so I could see the holes. This was a much more awkward stitching position than usual, and I decided to persevere and finish this as I was unlikely to "feel" like taking it out again. Also, it was 3 strands over 2 threads, and I don't know if that made it more unwieldy as well?
So it is done!
Love You to the Moon by Waxing Moon Designs
stitched 3 over 2 on 28ct Cashel linen Mirage by PTP
as charted with CC Snips and Snail, Crushed Pineapple, Pixie Dust and Hydrangea
I received quite a large piece of this fabric and I'm deciding if I will give it away or see if I can come up with a better way of stitching on it. It is so pretty. But may not be worth it to try and stitch on it again. I definitely prefer evenweave and aida to linen.
Other Spring into Summer WIP Progress:
I managed to almost finish one full page (of 2) on In the Gloaming before putting it away. I really do like the new combo I tried.
In the Gloaming by Whispered by the Wind
stitched 2 over 2 on 28ct evenweave PTP Mirage
with DMC 167, 738, 3823, and 3866 changed from the original colours
The moon and birds are as charted, although I added one strand of PTB 04 to the darker grey (168?) to give the moon a little shine. Rachel's idea, and I loved it! We're also thinking of using 3799 Etoile on the gate. I don't have any, so will order some to be ready for the next time I get this one out.
I hope you all had a good stitchy week!