But I have come to realize two things:
This is going to take a while because I work full time and by the time I can sit down to work on it, it is late in the evening and my eyes are tired.
How difficult it will be to see the stitches on linen.
Still, slow and steady wins the race. And it gives me joy.
Hi - About seeing the stitches on linen - really it has to do with what count linen you stitch on. With a 26 Or 30 count linen, the stitches are quite well defined and very visible. At least that’s been my experience. Now, when you get into 46 and 56 count linen, that’s something else.
This is a beautiful start! Personally, I like a project that takes a good, long time – usually alongside a smaller project for when I need a bit of a break. And I'm with you, it's all about the process and the journey. Wishing you happiness along yours!
Ahhh! Thanks for the reminder to add the needle minder to my basket. This one, my daughter bought some regular magnets from Michael's and put washi tape. Coordinated with my thread colours, obviously.
Thank you all for the encouragement. This is all about the journey for me. I'm in the process of filling in my Avlea basket because my daughter is going to California soon and I will ask for delivery at her boyfriend's home (USPO shipping rates to Canada are crippling). Heaven knows when I'll finish it all. But having a little cross stitch stash (CSS) will make me 😊.
Go for it! Even your needle minder and hoop coordinate with your project. Pretty tools make stitching most pleasant.
Great start! Pretty colors. Enjoy the journey. Watching the piece come together is always satisfying.
That's the spirit!