As my order from Bothy Threads won't be here for a few more weeks, I thought I'd start another cross stitch project. I was going through some of my old cross stitch magazines and found a project I would like to try in this one.It's a snakes and ladders set; except this one is vines and ladders. Also as I can sew, I can make this up quite easily after I have done the cross stitch.
I looked up Debbie Harding whose pattern this is, and she has a website here.
It's going to be quite a large piece, my piece of Aida, is 20 inches square. I bought Michaels own brand "Loops and Thread," Aida cloth and will say it's quite rough, but will work perfectly fine for this project.
This was taken after working on it on Friday.
The # 55 & 66 squares are totally finished, back stitch and all. This is also my first time doing blackwork, which is the background stitching (orange and yellow stitching)
I keep all my threads I am using in that metal tin.
It's an old Crabtree and Evelyn tin.
This is the back of my work (later on Saturday). It's not perfect but it's reasonably tidy. I was always taught the back was as important as the front. You won't see the back of it when finished as it will be covered in fabric.
I am hoping to have this project finished by mid April, as my goal is to sew a couple of squares per day. Realistically though doing one a day is something I can achieve.