Thursday, 29 January 2015

1600 stitches in and looking much better!

Thanks to everyone who left comments giving advice on my HAED stitching on my last post.  I will be replying to you all individually but would just like to thank you all here.  It is very much appreciated.

A reminder of what it will look like when finished...


And here's my progress after 1600 stitches!

I found out I was doing a mixture of continental tent stitch and half cross stitch (thanks to Pull the Other Thread).  I have now switched to continental tent stitch all the time and am much more happy with the result.  Currently I'm only using two colours (DMC 819 and 3770) so I think any flaws show up much more easily.  Once I get into the confetti section where the house is I think it will look a lot better.

Here's a zoom-out shot.

As a thank you for all your advice, I put the names of all the commenters into a virtual hat, and comment number 17 from Katie was the winner.  I've sent Katie a little something from her wishlist as a thank you.  I wish I could send something to everyone and if I ever win the lottery, I will!

Until next time

Justine

23 comments:

  1. Glad you were able to get it figured out. I never tent so I had no idea lol congrats Katie that's awesome!

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  2. Beautiful progress. It looks amazing. Congrats Katie!!

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  3. Its a beginning and that's the sad thing with HEADS its a long time before it looks more like something rather than a beginning.

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  4. Wonderful progress Justine. Congrats to Katie.

    Linda

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  5. This one is in my stash - i will enjoy watching you work on this :)

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  6. Looks great and you made fab progress on it. Glad to hear my slightly insane ramblings are helpful every now and then :-)

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  7. It's looking great! It will be just beautiful when you are finished.

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  8. Pull the Other Thread is THE reference for tent stitch ! You are lucky she helped you :) Good continuation !

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  9. Good to hear your feeling happier with it:)

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  10. It's looking great so far !! I have no idea about tent stitch, I never tried one before.
    1600 stitches is lot of stitching. I don't know if I can ever stitch such big projects.

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  11. How sweet of you to do a drawing for a RAC! Congrats to Katie!!
    Looking so good Justine! and ooooh that remarkable frame....
    love Annette

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  12. Wow Justine! You're making great progress!! Continental tent??? Ok....now i need to go google.....

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  13. Oh wow, I had no idea that there was a difference. Just looked it up now. It looks great! Glad you got it sorted out :D

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  14. So far, so good, great progress. All my heads are stitched full cross stitch and have never had a problem but I use aida so maybe thats why. Glad its all sorted.

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  15. First I want to say your progress is great. I agree it looks fantastic and absolutely gorgeous on the zoom out haha. I've noticed with my HAEDs that sometimes I just need to hold it away.

    Secondly you didn't have to get me something. I love your blog and have really enjoyed getting to know you. Thank you so very much! Thank you to the others who congratulated me. She sent me a HAED that was on my wishlist. I love it!

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  16. A great chart, and a great start on it.
    I still have my first HAED in a bag, fully kitted up but not staretd yet. I prepared it with a 40ct fabric but I'm not sure if I really want to stitch it on this large piece of fabric. I'll have to do some more thinking before I decide something.

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  17. Just looked at the difference between tent stitch & half stitch... no idea there was a difference! Oooh, I've learnt something new today :)
    Great progress, it is a beautiful design xx

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  18. Lol, I too had no idea there was a difference in tent in half cross stitch! So your question taught us all! Congrats to Katie, she deserves it after the all the house drama! :D

    Wonderful progress and great stand too. Happy you got things sorted out~

    (sorry if this posted twice, Google was complaining about logging in, bah)

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  19. Great start! I'm one of the weird people who doesn't like new starts, I'm a progress person and love that moment when it suddenly starts to look like something :)

    I'm so glad that you are more comfortable with it now and I'm glad that people were able to help.

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