Thursday, October 31, 2013

How Many Shades of Grey? And Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

I've pulled out my lovely Mini Soul Mates now that I can stitch again. And I haven't counted how many shades of grey are in it, but there are quite a few.
Here is what it looked like the last time you saw it:




And here is a picture of it since I've been working on it  the past week or so.



I seriously love this chart.

I also have put some stitches in on my Live Love Laugh kit.



This is such a pretty little kit, it just makes me smile. Reason enough to work it!

I've been thinking of a really big project, which is crazy for someone who stitches as slowly as I do, but all the same. I've long held a secret desire to stitch The Sistine Chapel ceiling. There are 3 charts for it that I know of and I've been comparing the HAED version to the Joanna Roberts version. There is a group on Face Book devoted strictly to those stitching the Sistine Chapel so I've been avidly watching their progress. I've yet to come across anyone stitching the Artecy version, so if you know of anyone stitching it let me know.

Of course I've also wanted to stitch at least 2 other charts, both bigger than this, so I could still change my mind.
Meanwhile I'm trying to focus myself on just the charts I already have. They are all much loved and there has been a battle of the charts going on in my efforts to decide which I love the most, and so, which should be stitched on first! Still working on that, plus, with all the back issues of Just Cross Stitch there are a number of patterns I'd love to work. So many lovely things and not a tenth enough time to stitch them all.

Happy Stitching Everyone
Karen

8 comments:

The Crafty Princess said...

Wow soul mates is looking fantastic. Great progress. It seems to be just as detailed as the full version. Beautiful job.
Alicia ♥

Cath said...

Not sure which version of the Sistine Chapel this is , but worth looking if you haven't been over before .
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sharine said...

Awesome progress!

Julie said...

You've done lots on this one.

Karen said...

I got inspired. Also, I think I may have attached the photo before the last update photo. Not sure and will have to check.

Pull the other thread said...

Well done on your process on both pieces. I know what you mean, I have so many charts I want to do but need to finish off the ones I have started first. And I just ordered the ten years of JCS issues DVD. I think I may be in trouble :)

Karen said...

That is a great coincidence! I told DH that would make a great Christmas present just this week. And if he forgets, well, I'll just have to gift myself at some point. Your going to have so much fun looking through there and picking out projects!

Gizzimomo said...

Fantastic work, they look great!