This blog is called The Lilac Thread. I will be keeping track of all my cross stitch projects on here. I may at some point add other projects to it but as I have quite a few cross stitch projects I thought it would be a good idea to start with those and monitor their progress.
At the moment I have three WIP's (Works In Progress):
My number one WIP is Forest Walk which is a Heaven and Earth Design (HAED). I spend most of my evenings working on this one. I have been working on it for about two years now. It's about 50% complete. I plan to give it to a couple, who are dear friends of mine, as a wedding present. The good news is that they haven't set a date yet so I could complete it before the big day. This is the last photo I took:
I've stitched a bit more of it since then. I take pictures after I complete each page so my next update will be in a few weeks.
My number two WIP is Spring Sampler by Jannlynn.
There are designs for all four seasons and I have all of them. I stitch this when I am on my lunch break at work. I had originally started the Winter Sampler which was on 18-count aida but the design has so many fractional stitches and on 18 count I found that it is too small to see the fractionals and I kept missing them. I started Spring Sampler on 32-count linen (two over two) which is working much better for me. All the other samplers will be stitched on the same count. After I finished Spring Sampler I was going to move on to Summer, then Autumn, then re-do Winter Sampler but that plan is highly likely to change.
Number three is Treasure Quest which is another HAED. The design is by Randal Spangler. I just love the colours in this design. I stitch Treasure Quest when I need a break from Forest Walk. I am still on the first page.
Well that's all for now. Until next time!