Many days I plan to spend two hours doing chores, then cross stitch the rest of the day but that never seems to happen. Yesterday, for the most part, it happened. I ended up roasting a chicken and cooking green beans for lunch. I had taken out some chicken breasts with bone and skin to boil to make chicken soup so I got that done and other than walking Rita a few times, I sat with Boots and stitched most all day, then brought it upstairs and continued to stitch til bedtime.
I feel like I got a huge amount done but according to the stitching program, I made 453 stitches yesterday and am now 23.65% done. That surprises me because the house and grass are a lot of stitches. Letters and flowers in the border aren’t so much stitches but there are still flowers and more of the tree, a couple of birds . . it’s just hard to believe there’s still more than 75% left to be done but who am I to argue with the computer? 🙂
Can you tell me what fabric are you using for this project.
Judy Laquidara says
36 count tycho edinburgh linen
Suzette Harris says
I wonder if it’s percent of stitch count or area covered.
Christina Coats says
I’m fascinated by the fact you are able to count your stitches done! Sorry I’m such a technophob
How do you count on the computer? Love the house colour. I just count the hours done. Finished my parents Golden Wedding sampler after I worked on the design using good old graph paper. That alone took 2 months! Had to incorporate us 5 children and other halves plus 9 grandchildren. Took me 189 hours. It was well received and made my wee mum cry, especially when she read the verse on the back.
I look forward to your blogs makes my day. Xx
Judy Laquidara says
I would love to see it if you would like to send me a picture! What a keepsake!
I use the Pattern Keeper app and tap the stitches that I’ve done. I can “tap” a whole group of stitches at once, or a line of stitches – several different ways besides having to take every stitch, and it counts them as completed.
I would love to see that Golden Wedding Sampler too; it sounds beautiful. I admire across stitchers and knitters. Love this friendly place.