Monday, 20 April 2015

First page of Alice finished!

Yes you heard right, I've finished my first page of twenty on Alice and the Dodo in just 11 days!

3,500 stitches down, 89,000 or so to go!

Exciting huh? There are five or six main colours on this page but it's basically a big grey smush. I love working on her though and her hair starts to make an appearance on page 2 so something to look forward to!

In other stitching news, I stitched labels into ten items of school uniform and have six more to go. How is it I can cross stitch reasonably neatly but I can't make two stitches the same length on a name tag?!

Hope all you needles stay sharp this week.

Justine

38 comments:

Steph said...

Great job on the page finish!! I cannot sew in a straight line neither outside of cross stitch...you would think that considering we are used to needle and thread it would be easy but nope!! xxx

Rachel Tomkins said...

Congratulations on your first page finish of grey smush! I'm looking forward to seeing page two, especially as I know how excited you are about stitching this piece. :)

Ruth said...

Congrats on that page -- it is definitely too daunting for me! 1 down and 20 to go--- Go, Justine, go!

Leigh said...

Congrats on the page finish! I love the pattern and can't wait to see it develop as you make progress :)

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Cricket-bug Corner said...

WOW that's great!! So much work!!

Stitching Happy said...

Lovely progress Justine x

Kristin said...

Great progress. I love page finishes on the big ones. It always makes me feel like I have accomplished something big.

Pull the other thread said...

Wow a page finish already, well done you!! Can't wait to see Ali e start to make an appearance. I'm the same, I can cross stitch forever but can't hand stitch a straight line. All about practice I suppose.

Mdm Samm said...

I share a smile. which you put on my lips..to the next few thousand stitches...x

gominam said...

Great job on the page finish! You're so fast;)

Katie said...

Wohoo a page finish!!! Love your grey blob. Can't wait to see more.

Linda said...

Congrats on the awesome page finish Justine.

Linda

Kaelyn Angelfoot said...

Yay for page finishes!

'ORANGERY STITCHERY' said...

Keep up the good work, all those colours grey. I am so curious for the end result.
Sunny greetings from New Orleans, Alice

Rai Rai's Stitches said...

Yay! A page finish! I love, love, love watching HaED's emerge out of hard work and love. I think that's my most favourite thing in the whole world.

sharine said...

Talk about a smoking needle. Great page finish:)

Deb said...

Well done on your page finish!

Lija Broka said...

I want her even more! Well done on a page finish. I think inability to do straight stitches comes with the territory, I am the same to an extent. Can't cut straight either!

Preeti said...

Congrats on the finishing the first page !! Great job:)
For what purpose are you stitching those school labels? I am interested to see where you are going to attach.

Irene said...

che lavoro immenso, brava!

Miamina said...

That was quick! Great work :)

Brigitte said...

Oh my, that was really fast. Great job.
Which method do you use? Are you parking your threads?

Mii Stitch said...

I can see you really love this design, you've already got a page finish :) Congratulations!!
I don't sew labels on my son's uniform, I simply write his name and class with a marker over all the inner labels... and it still doesn't stop the uniforms going awol :D So well done on your sewing, I can imagine it being a right pain to do this on so many kits...

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow! 11 Days! Great job!

Kate said...

Congratulations, Justine! It's beautiful. I'm in awe of your stitching speed! Good luck with your labels; I can't sew a consistent seam to save my life!

rosey175 said...

Hooray for gray blobs! :D At this rate you'll have a little yellow blob in a few more days.

Cross stitch the labels on haha! I'm glad my clothing didn't need name tags. Though uniforms would make school life... easier? Maybe.

Faith... said...

That was a quick page finish - congratulations!

Julie said...

WOW!!!! fabulous and fast stitching, its growing so quickly, well done Justine.

Sarah in Stitches said...

Excellent progress! :D

Michelle said...

Well done on your progress Justine looking forward to seeing it grow xx

Thoeria said...

Fantastic Justine!!! That's some speedy stitching there!!

Thoeria said...

Forgot to add.....as for the labels.....I got one if those self inking laundry ink stamp pad thingies just so I wouldn't have to do the stitchy thing :D

Lillie said...

WOW! what a feat! I got cross eyed just looking at it. Happy stitching Justine!

Carol said...

Oh, my! I can't imagine--I so look forward to seeing this progress :) And I know just what you mean--I can sit for hours making little x's, but when I have to hem something or make a small repair on a garment it just drives me batty!

Beth said...

Wow Justine - and I 'cry' over something with 5-10,000 stitches!

Lumiruusu said...

So much stitched in eleven days- I love your comitment to thselarge pattern.Well done again !!

Steph said...

Oh wow! Well done, that's brilliant. XOX