It's time (actually a little past time) for another cross stitch update post. My project for October was Eilonwy, aka Take the Fair Face of Woman by Sophie Gengembre Anderson:
I've actually done more stitches on her than on any of my other Scarlet Quince projects. I think she's my favorite, and here's what she looks like now:
I did not spill tea on the fabric, it's not really yellow. I just took the picture at night and of course the lighting is terrible but it's enough to give you an idea of where I'm at. I did a lot of work on that little thingamabob she's holding, which was a lot of confetti and eye-crossing before I got over enough to work on her skin. It took me 3 weeks to get past the confetti bit so it's pretty amazing that I ended up logging 9,476 stitches last month, for a total of 79,625 and about 61% finished. Closing on on two thirds! For perspective, the Great Wave picture was done at 81,084 stitches.
And there's a closeup of the part I was working on. I hated to switch over to a different project when November started, but I'm usually like that and after working on the Great Wave for a year straight, I do prefer to switch projects. Keeps me from getting stale on one thing.
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