I have the hardest time getting a good pic of my WIP's. The pics seem to be so very different from what the piece looks like in real life.
I am still loving the 25 count, as it is nice to not have to come back to the complete the second leg of the X. I am finding that on items like the windows I have to stitch a different way than I normally would. Normally I would outline the windows in the brown and then fill in with the white. Well, I did that and it seemed crowded. So, on the other part of the house I am going to be stitching in rows and parking some threads as I go along so I may be using three different colors in a row, but I won't be trying to fill in anything, if that makes sense to all of you.
Some of you commented how tiny this one is going to be. Yes! 3 by 3. I am going to stitch all 12 cottages on this same piece of fabric, 3 wide and 4 down.
I broke out my StitchMate floor stand yesterday morning and put this piece on it, and pulled out my floor daylight lamp. I forgot how much I love stitching on a floor stand! It was actually prompted by BF. I was showing him the Qsnap lap frame that Jill has and mentioned how I was considering getting one, and he said, uh, you have a $400 stand that is currently sitting in the closet. LOL. He said it jokingly, but it got me to thinking. Why am I not using that stand? It does not really take up too much room in my office.
But this leads me to want a "downstairs" project that I can put on a Qsnap and work on in the evenings and to take with me for get-togethers and retreats, like this Sunday at Denise's. Because I am NOT pulling the cottage project off the scroll rods every night and putting it on a Qsnap. Uh, no. Yes, I don't need the Qsnap stand. I just want it. LOL. But I am going to make a trip to The Stitching Post today to see what project I can get for that endeavor. LK Fat Snowmen maybe???
At the retreat Jill and I went to in November we saw the Snowmen partially stitched and we went back and forth as to if we wanted to stitch it. It's growing on me. LOL. I will have to see if something else catches my eye today. Whatever it is, I will be stitching on 25 count again using tent stitch.