Thursday, 22 March 2012

Still Waiting

 UPDATE 3/28/12:  Yeah, my charts arrived.  I most likely will stitch as it is charted, since the black at the top covers the first 40-50 rows, and I surely would confuse myself trying to modify that much. 

I typically stitch on 28 count, over 2, fabric, so ordered 22 count hardanger for this project;  However, I don't like it at all.  I don't like Aida due to the stiffness and apparently Hardanger is (or is related to) Aida.  So, went through my fabric and found some 25 count.  I did some practice stitches on it, and think I can do the 25 count okay.  So, cut the fabric and getting ready now to start stitching.  When I have some progress that actually shows, I'll get a picture up. 

I am still waiting for my charts to arrive; I ordered the morning of the 29th, but they haven't arrived yet.  This will be my first HAED, I was so excited about starting him, but now I am getting nervous about the size of this thing.  I have all my threads, my fabric and I want to get started.  However, I have been doing some practice stitching and boy, I am having a heck of a time only going over one thread, as I always do over two.  Bet I have a lot of frogging my first few weeks.

Has anyone done this chart?  I am not sure what the gray stuff is bordering the top of the chart, and not sure if I like it.  If I don't, assume I can just add the same number of rows doing the colors/stitches immediately below?

Edie Sturdivant
Yuma, Arizona

1 comment:

  1. I would say to just take out the grey if you don't like it. The row below it may actually be made up of 5 or more different colors. I have only stitched on 18 count Aida before this and I have had a little difficulty but I found that doing a 10x10 square is the best way to reduce the number of mistakes. I go over each box really carefully before I start another. I also found using one thread instead of two makes it easier too. Good Luck!