Here’s my plan for cross stitching this week: I was going to work on the Sunday project yesterday, which was Sunday, but that didn’t happen, and work on it again today but I’m thinking . . I have a Veterans’ Day project to start Thursday so I’m going to stitch on the Sunday project Monday (today), Tuesday and Wednesday, then I’ll start my Veterans’ Day Project on Thursday.
My Veterans’ Day project is Free & Brave by The Drawn Thread.
This is one of those times when I had to say to myself “If everyone else can do it, I can do it!” There are satin sitched leaves and flowers. I’ve never done those but they should be easy. Then, there’s the Leviathan, the Pine Stitch, the Double Diagonal Cross. Let’s just send this poor beginning stitcher over the edge with a tiny little chart that has lots of hard stuff in it!
But . . you know what I say . . If everyone else can do it . . you know the rest!
The piece is only 76 stitches by 76 stitches and they say to do it on 32 count but I was going to use 36 count and use one strand but now I’m thinking I’d better just use 32 with two strands so I get good coverage on the satin stitchc and whatever else might look better with full coverage. Now I kinda feel like I should start this today so I can figure out the hard stitches.
It’s only going to be 4.75″ square when it’s finished. How hard can that be? Don’t answer that! 🙂
Seriously, it’s that side vine where the flowers have hard stitches. If I get to that point and can’t figure it out, I’ll just revise that area and do something that’s easy!
I was just thinking . . if I work on this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, I could finish it but that’s the crazy girl talking. There’s no way. 76 x 76 = 5,776 stitches but that’s EVERY stitch. There’s a lot of stitches so I’m going to say it’s 70% coverage so that/s 4,043 stitches. If I were to do 500 stitches per day, it would take me 8 days so if I start this on Thursday, 11/11, maybe I’ll just work on it every day except Sunday and have it finished by 11/20. That’s 9 days.
Depending on how much I struggle with the special stitches, my goal is to have this finished by Saturday, November 20.