Ok so santa’s face was a pain in the *%# but I finally got through the page. There are two colours that I ran out of half way through and so now I have to wait for them to come before I can finish that page. So instead of waiting (because I have no patience at all) I have moved on to the last couple pages for this top row.
As for having to replace the threads it’s not the end of the world although a little annoying because I have learned that those last few stitches on a page really do make all the difference when “pulling it together” as a whole picture.
Years before this project was even on the horizon. And when Walmart actually had a half decent craft selection (don’t even get me started on this topic!) I went and bought the entire collection of Anchor floss. The poor girl at the checkout…. I will never forget the look on her face when she realized that they all had different UPC codes so would have to be scanned individually. Sadly, since that time Walmart has phased out most of their craft section except for small kits. Leaving me with nowhere local to replace the achor threads as they ran out.
I have since then switched to dmc which is more available here. However, I refuse to mix the two brands so I’m stuck with having to find places to order anchor threads online and wait for them to come…
hence good old Chris Cringle is gonna have to wait to have this part of his face completed.
I was getting very discourage about halfway through the “face page” because the confetti stitches were just insane. And the picture doesn’t do justice to how many “whites” there are in the fur band of his hat. White, off-white, pale pink and blue, shades of grey and green. It was endless…
But I couldn’t be happier with the way it is turning out.
I am one of those lucky people that have a bit of time to stitch at home but I work night shifts which are very slow so I tend to get much more done while “working” than I do at home.
I have one more column of 11 stitches before I have finally come to the end of this first row of pages. Only the very bottom of these last pages does it start to get back into the picture details so I’m going to work my way down through them all at once.
I hope everyone had a great Easter and plenty of time to stitch and spend with family!!!
I’ve been taking a look at the page updates and everyone’s work is moving along so quickly.
These are a great group of stitchers so head over and check out their progress and other work since the last update. There’s always something to get your imagination going or maybe even something you would like to try yourself.
I’m doing this update from my phone which hates hyperlinks so it may not work. I will fix this when I get back to my computer😁
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