Sunday, 20 February 2011

The development of the brown shmush

I've just eaten the biggest dinner and am now so fat and feel so full, but it was wonderful. We've got a lovely Thai restaurant at the end of the road and we recently discovered that they also do takeaway, so Ben randomly suggested that tonight would be a good night for a takeaway, and who was I to complain? So I've just eaten the biggest portion of lemon chicken and rice noodles with spring onion and pork, and consequently am refusing to feel guilty about just how fat I currently feel!

Anyway, a brown shmush update, it's looking better, it's definitely starting to look like something, albeit it in quite a vague way. This is the top right corner, as you can probably guess, and consequently is made up of wall and window arch, but it's really developed since my last update of it, so I'm quite chuffed with myself really! Having said that, I think this is about 20, maybe 24 pages, so as I think it's about 21 hours worth of work so far, and I haven't even finished the first page yet, I think it's going to be a while before I finish this project, although, as my aim was to finish the first page by the end of the year, I think that, unless a major catastrophe occurs, I should be able to finish that and much more.
This is also my Internation Hermit and Stitch day update, I think about five hours went in this weekend (thank goodness for Ben working in the morning and watching the footie in the afternoon), not as much as I've achieved previously, but still a pretty hearty chunk!

9 comments:

Yvon (jioya) said...

I think your progress is great, the stitches are so tiny, it will take some time to do that.
keep it up!

Hugs Yvon.

Topcho said...

Great progress from the last time! I think by the end of the year you'll stitch much much more than this page!

Stitching Noni said...

Yep, it is looking like an arch! Well done! It is a great sense of achievement when you can actually see what it should be....

Look forward to the next update!

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Pauline said...

I just thought it was a piece of chocolate cake you made, hahaha! Al that brown...mmm

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely progress. I think you have got loads done in five hours and you will definitely get more than just one page done by year end.

Shirl said...

Hi Kim. It is coming on a treat. There is definitely some order to the stitching now and you can at least see what it is.
Love, Shirl x

Joysze said...

Kim, you've made a good deal of progress on this. The arch looks great. :D

Thai... mm.... I love thai food.

I've thought about the future of stitching. I always tell my hubby that even 5 years ago, there were so many more stitching stores and big chains that carry cross stitching items. I'm afraid that 20 years from now, this will become a lost art. I hope not....

Pointed Stitcher said...

You can see a lot of progress ;)

TammyK said...

Great progress Kim :) Looking forward to watching it grow this year. I've never eaten at a Thai restaurant but after reading this I want to try one. Similar to Chinese?