This is my first time stitching on 25 ct Lugana over 1 thread. It really took me a while to get used to it and get a strategy going. I got very little done the first 1-2 Sundays I worked on this, but things are getting better. Two Sundays in a row now, I’ve been able to complete 3 little squares of 100 stitches. So I have my first update to show you.
This little square of 40 stitches by 40 stitches measures just over 1.5 inches square. That’s tiny but it’s a start. There are 14 different colors in the background for this piece and I’m hoping it will be a real knockout when it’s all done. It’s 140 stitches across the top, so I have a ways to go.
I won’t show this piece very often, since it will be just the background for quite a while. I’d like to be able to get these four squares done all the way across the top by the end of the year, but I’m not sure that will happen. A little farther to the right I’ll be able to start the hat. Looking forward to that since it will use different colors. Here’s a photo of Father Christmas and Cats from Heaven and Earth Designs to remind you of what it will look like when it’s done. You can see how much background I still have left to stitch!