Saturday, 2 July 2011

There's a difference, honest!

I know you can't see much difference between this and last week, but honestly, there is a difference, I have done more stitching on it since my last update, honest! There's two and a half colours been added since last week. But I've been busy this week and so haven't had as much time to work on it as I did the week before. But I still love it, it's such fun to work on.
You can see the tree still (like it was was going to disappear), and you can finda see the background castle developing more, there's a little bit of stonework appearing now. But, much to my disappointment he now needs to go away for a while so I can work on some other projects.
In answer to a few comments that have been made about my updates on this over the last couple of weeks... I keep saying that I'm going to try stitching the 10x10 blocks but I never quite get round to it because I like doing a colour over an entire page. There are pros and cons to it, I like seeing the picture develop when I stitch like this, but it does occasionally mean that I miss a couple of stitches in each colour and have to go back and re-do them. However with the 10x10 blocks I can't be bothered with re-threading my needle everytime I change colour again, which is going to be a lot in a confetti area, and I'll probably just end up tangling my threads anyway.
In other news, if the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain ever tour anywhere near you, go and see them, they are absolutely brilliant. We saw them on Wednesday and they're sickeningly talented and really funny!

13 comments:

stitchstitchknit said...

I honestly see the difference in the picture :) The tree trunk looks fantastic!
I'm always trying to stitch in 10x10 squares, but it usually doesn't take long until I end up with color by color again ;)

Yvon (jioya) said...

You did a lot, i like how the tree trunk is coming together and the castle is now more than just 1 red spot.

i hope you 'll have a good weekend.

Hugs Yvon.

Joysze said...

You got a lot more done, Kim. There's a DEFINITE difference. Yeah... I can't do the 10x10 either.... too much thread changing. I much prefer stitching they way you're doing it now. :)

The Manbroider said...

I can see a difference as well! Looks great buy the way! I can;t do 10x10 either, I do 20x20 Much easier that way I'm not changing colours as much!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I too prefer your way! The tree is looking good and there is a definite castle there!

Topcho said...

Big difference here! Great work and I love seeing the progres on this, so I'll be missing it while you're working on those other projects! But I'll be sure to enjoy them as well :D

Ewa said...

I see the difference and it looks lovely! I've been working on my Spangler this week, too! Partners in crime.

Lonneke said...

I love this one! And there's definite progress.
I sometimes (try to) do the 10x10 thing when there is so much confetti that the chart is making my head spin.Or when I am stitching very large blocks of color. Then I find it helpful to get me through it. But, I have to say, I never can keep it up for long. I am a cross country girl at heart. But it is nice to have different ways of stitching I can use.

mdgtjulie said...

Looking good. I can see the castle taking shape. Can't wait to see what you pick up next!!

Karen said...

beautiful work!! Congratulations!

The Crafty Princess said...

Wow it looks great. Progress is progress and your acheiving that don't worry. Awesome job!
Alicia xo

Carla said...

Great progress. I can see the difference with your previous post. Well done!

Maureen said...

I can definitely see a difference now, it is really starting to come out. I am afraid i am a bit of a 10x10 girl, find it just keeps me right especially if i don't work on it for a while (and i like the satisfaction of nice neat boxes being highlighted when finished - sad i know lol!)