Saturday, 4 January 2014

What you have created, if it has a name, is some green!

I sometimes think that the only reason I start with the green is because I like using that name! Here is my start of Tale of the Red Swans by Aimee Stewart (charted by HAED). It's a beautiful chart, although I admit that at the moment it doesn't look like much of a beautiful chart. I'm part of a group on facebook that Aimee is also a part of, and when I mentioned that I was thinking of starting this she said she wanted to see this stitched us because it had meaning to her so I simply couldn't pass up this start! It is gorgeous, and I'm really looking forward to seeing this grow, although my target for this project this year isn't that ambitious. My target is one page, but the page I started on is a tiny partial page, so I've decided to do three partial pages for my target instead! 
Secondly, this has technically already been posted, this is where I finished Apocalypse Princesses at the end of last year, but because it was only posted as part of my progress in 2014 I decided to re-post it here as well. I've deliberately left that funny triangle without stitching at the moment, it's all the same colour so I decided to wait until the next page, where there's also a lot of that colour so I can stitch straight across and hopefully avoid getting lines between my pages. This suddenly came together at the end of the page, and I was so excited to see the top of Mulan's head suddenly appear, especially as it was all pretty confetti heavy, so it was driving me a little potty towards the end.
I'm hoping to have quite a good stitching January and get myself off to a good start for all my targets. I've got an extra day off next week, I lieu day coming a couple of weeks after that and a weeks holiday the week after that, our holiday year runs to the end of February so we're all frantically using our holiday up. For some of these days Ben's either working or away, so I'm really hoping to have a bit of a stitch-athon, definitely get Red Swans target finished and hopefully make a decent dent into another target as well. Anf I've got a crotchet lesson booked, so I'm hoping that start towards my learning to make Granny Squares target as well!
Happy New Year everyone, I hope you're all feeling as positive about 2014 and your targets / resolutions and this post seems to sound!


Linda said...

Great progress on both pieces.


Justine said...

Great progress!

Emma/Itzy said...

both look great,I'm looking forward to seeing more of the Aimee Stewart piece, this is one of my favourites!

sharine said...

Great new start:)

Yvon (jioya) said...

I love your new start, hope to see more soon.

hugs yvon.

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely progress on both of your projects.

The Crafty Princess said...

I love Red swans. I'm working on 2 of Aimee's Charts atm and they just stitch up a treat. I'm sure you will enjoy this one too, it's beautiful.
Looking forward to more wips. Princesses is brilliant!
Alicia xo