Thursday, February 3rd, 2011
Days 7-10: January 28-31, 2011
I picked up another cross stitch project that I’ve been working on for awhile: Zen Duck. This is a chart from Heaven and Earth Designs, and it is beautiful, although maddeningly slow-going. It has 90 colors in the chart, and lots of “confetti” as cross-stitchers say. (One or two stitches of a color here and there, as opposed to large blocks of color.)
But I do love the way he stitches up:
You can’t see his hat in this photo, because it is rolled up in the frame, but that, along with his face, is the part that I have completed.
HAED recommends that their designs be stitched over one on 25-count linen, but I am stitching this on 22-count aida, and that is small enough for me right now.
A couple close-ups:
I find I can stitch on this chart for a few days, and then I begin to get a little frustrated and have to turn to something a bit simpler for relief.