|First 100 stitches|
|First row of 1st page|
|2nd row of the first page|
|Completed first page|
|Start of second page|
|Finished 2nd page|
|Start of third page|
|First 3 pages and start of fourth|
As you can see after starting the fourth page I am still not even all the way across the top of the design. I tend to break this project down into mini accomplishments. For example I view each 10x01 (or 100 stitches) as an accomplishment. Then I view each row on each page as an accomplishment and again at each page. It really helps me break it down in my mind so it's not completely overwhelming. After I finish this current page I have one more full page to do and another one that isn't a full page across so I am almost there. I believe in my next page I get to do another jewel in the border and a butterfly which I am excited to get to. This project have 88 different colors and 240,000 stitches. I can't wait to get the top set of pages done and be able to move onto the next!
This project was a gift, also known as a RAK (Random Act of Kindness) from a very good stitching (and so much more) friend of mine from Australia. When she purchased this for me she issued me a challenge. She knows about my serial starter status as far as stitching goes so I had to finish a UFO (unfinished object...a project I had started but had left abandoned) and this project. If I finish both of them she will purchase me another chart in the same birthstone series. I got to work on this one right away and her kindness was awesome. The challenge she presented me with gave my competitive streak a boost. The UFO she picked was a project called 'Stacked Cups'.
|Progress pictures on Stacked Cups|
|Finished except for backstitching|
|Finished with backstitching|
Well, I am going to get stitching. I am trying a sort of rotation to see how it works so I want to get going on that today. Maybe I will post update pics after every rotation so I can keep track of how far I get in each to see if it's working for me!