I'm happy to have reached the first milestone in the HAED BB SAL, the first half page (4,000 stitches) on my QS Mystic Garden is finished :)
I am amazed at how fast I stitched it, compared to other HAEDs I have on the go, even though it was filled with confetti!
I also have a new start, which is part of another SAL, this time with the Emerald Isle Cross Stitchers (Yahoo group). It is a chart by Patty Carbaugh called ''Let's Stitch'', which can be purchased here on Etsy.
The design is quite traditional and not really my usual style, but I am actually having lots of fun making it my own; the idea is to stitch it entirely in brightly colored DMC Color Variations, to give it a bit of a modern edge. I might even throw in a few beads at the end if I feel it calls for it.
I don't really have a set plan on what colors to use where, I will decide along the way; the beauty of cross-stitch is that I can easily undo something if I don't like it :)
Here is the stitched model from the designer:
And here is where I am at so far:
Stitched 2 over 2 on 30 count light brown linen.
Outside border: DMC 4030
Inside border: DMC 4020