As mentioned in the Yesterday’s Report, I did over 600 stitches yesterday.
I probably didn’t get started stitching til close to 1 p.m. In the morning I vacuumed, did a couple of loads of laundry, washed our sheets, dried them and put them back on the bed, unpacked the dishwasher, which I do almost every morning.
I think if I had gotten an earlier start, I could have done over 800 stitches.
The stitch count (21,090) counts as if there were a stitch in every spot on the fabric so it isn’t terribly accurate as far as figuring out when I’ll really finish.
The grassy lawn and the hill are fully stitched but the top half is about half stitched I suppose so I’m going to say if there are 21,000 stitches (according to the program), then there are about 10,500 on top and 10,500 on the bottom. Let’s say I’ll stitch all 10,500 on the bottom and only 5,250 on top so that’s basically 16,000 stitches. Based on those numbers, I’m about 9.4% finished. Even though I started it Sunday, most of that stitching had to come out but I’m still going to say I’ve worked on it three days so if I could do the same amount of stitching every day, I could finish this in 30 or 32 days and the end of October was my goal. I’ll need probably at least the first week of November but that’s still pretty good . . for me.
I won’t be able to stitch that much every day. I have to get Addie’s pillow made. Her game is Saturday and it’s about 2 hours on the road, 2 hours at the game. Probably another hour visiting with them. That’s almost an entire day. But . . that’s why we moved back here . . to be able to do things like that.
The stitching on the grass and on the hill will go fast. The ladie’s dress will go fast. I’ll be done when I get done!
Yesterday’s progress . . my goal was to get the checkerboard roof done and I did!
I liked the roof at this point. It looks like the basket is sitting on a table with a checkered tablecloth.
The checkerboard doesn’t show up so much now but it probably will in better lighting and once the piece gets pulled a light tighter for framing.
My goal for today is to get enough done on the house that I can start the yard and work at least a couple of rows across the lawn and hill. At that point, I can measure for the frame. I want to complete the corner of the house that I’ve started, then stitch the background, around the windows, just to be sure my counts are all correct. Then I’ll move to the grass and work towards knowing where all four edges of the stitching will be.