Sunday, February 28, 2016

Qingming facts

I was looking to see if I could find this cross stitch kit again on the website that I purchased it from. The only one I was able to find was crazy expensive, but the seller had some more information on the actual painting that this cross stitch kit is based on.
Depicted in this kit are over 550 different people, more than 50 heads of livestock (cattle, horses, mules, donkeys), more than 20 vehicles, and more than 20 ships. That's just insane! And I haven't even gotten beyond the side of the mountain., yet.

I will be very happy if I can manage to finish page 3 of Qingming before resorting to another project. I'm getting the itch to start a new one from the list I had posted a while ago. I think I just may start my beer project! I can then review and critique (and drink, of course!) all the different types of beers. Plus the Mousie is starting to call to me to be worked on.
Hmm, now that I have started talking about it, I reeeaaalllly want to start on the beer project. I have a feeling that I will be stitching on the shelves this week. (Sigh, so much for finishing page 3 first).

Anyway, here is where I left off last week:

Here is where I am now. I got a lot of the yellow (boring) area stitched.

Monday, February 22, 2016

An old friend

After my last post, I started looking through my previous posts, and I came across my old favorite, Qingming! I really got an itch to start working on it, so I pulled it out and got to stitching! I just realized that it has been a year since I last worked on it!
It felt good to stitch on it again, like catching up with an old friend I haven't seen in a while. I'm hoping to keep stitching on this one at least until I finish page 3 (which will finish that whole area on the left side). 

Here is where it was when I left off last:

Here is where I am now:

With this project, it doesn't look like much progress, but it is! So, finishing 3 pages, may seem like a lot, but when there are 279 pages in all, well, it tends to put things in perspective. It also doesn't help that all I'm stitching right now is the side of a mountain. It does help to go faster, though, since there are large blocks of one color. On page 4, I get to start on some buildings. Yay!

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Stupid games keep pulling me away from my crafts!

I have been stitching a little bit. Unfortunately, though, I downloaded a game to my tablet, and it sucks up my time. Next thing I know, an hour has passed. I was hoping to have stitched more, but the game made that impossible.

Here is where I was last with Candy Cane Christmas:

Here is where I am now:

I just noticed how fuzzy the picture is. I did it in a hurry. I have also updated my progress on the left!