Saturday, March 2, 2013

Another UFO Update

I wonder if I will ever get this thing finished? I'm stuck  on the gold leaf in the top left hand corner. I have more berries to stitch and the rest of the basket then on to all the back stitching. When I started stitching this I didn't read the directions. Why should I it looked pretty cut and dry to me.  Well if I had of I would have known that this designer shows half stitches so you can see where the back stitching goes.  I've never ever seen that before.  I'm now going back as I find the half stitches and turning them into full x's! I'm looking forward to getting this finished and framed but I'm really burned out on it.  Did I mention that I have the other three seasons from this designer to stitch.  I really want to get them finished before we move back to California so all the frames match. I have almost 4 years to get the other 3 done.  I should be able to get it done.  I have so many charts to stitch that its crazy. 
Its been a good week since I started this update and I've made lots of progress.  I didn't make my personal deadline but so goes life.  I have very little to do before I start back stitching.  In fact the basket is done except for a little bit of the lighter brown. There's a gold leaf on the upper left that took me a full week to get done.  I just couldn't get the symbols right.  I finally decided to start at the top of that leaf and work down.  Changing colors every few stitches if I had to.  I finally got it. 

I've decided not to show anymore photos of this stitch until it is completely stitched and cleaned and pressed or until its framed.  We'll see!

Have a wonderful week and I hope you get to stitch as much as you like.



  1. After reading your posts, think I will live vicariously through you, admiring it from afar, but not stitching it. I also have too many charts already, so not getting into more IF I can help it! Will miss progress photos, but sounds like it won't be long til you finish anyway! Yay!

  2. If you really don't want to do the back stitching send it to me I love to back stitch and then you can move on to another chart. I will send it back in about a week that is all it looks like it would take. :)

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