Sunday, 21 June 2015

Viennese Waltz - update 3

Good morning and welcome to another three-weekly update on Viennese Waltz.  I've had a good three weeks.  Actually, that's not entirely true, this last week has been awful, but in terms of cross stitching I've had a good three weeks.  I think it's mainly because I have an embroidery project and a beadwoven bracelet that I want to get started on, but I never seem to have the motivation and it's easier just to do some more cross stitch!

Here is where I was three weeks ago:


I worked on the pink/red background piece first, then I had to move the frame.  Here is a picture from before moving the frame:


I took that one indoors one evening so the colours are terrible, but it shows the progress.  After moving the frame I did the pink/red background strip on the left and half of the man's leg/dinner jacket:


I've finished the first page of the two-page chart so I'm more than halfway done.  I'm going to have to go to Hobbycraft to pick up some more thread though as I've run out of a couple of colours and another couple are going to run out soon.  Don't you just hate that?  I just have to figure out if the numbers refer to Anchor or DMC or if they're just totally made up!



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17 comments:

talltalesfromchiconia said...

Wow, you really did make good progress. One of the things I love about cross stitch projects is what good displacement activity they make - if there's something else you should be doing, you can *always* find time to stitch!

Christine Barnsley said...

Great progress Wendy! This is really starting to look lovely! :) x

Anna said...

Superbe !!
J'ai hâte de voir le reste...
Anna

rutigt said...

I hope you find more threads! This embroidery is so beautiful!

claire93 said...

wow that's a lot of stitching in 3 weeks - well done!

sewingbesidethesea said...

Your stitching is beautiful :-) I buy all my threads online from Sew and So. They post quickly and charge minimal postage.

margaret said...

this is coming along beautifully, reminds me of my ballroom dancing days oh no that was nearly 50 years ago!

Jane Galley said...

you have moved this on. Hope you manage to match the threads, it's so frustrating when you don't get enough in a kit

Sarah in Stitches said...

Urgh, I hate it when that happens! Was this a kit? Good luck figuring out the colors! Beautiful progress :D

Rachel said...

I believe I recognise the pattern, and I think the company use DMC. That said, if you are buying more of something originally bought some years ago, take a few strands with you to be sure you've got the right one!

helenjean@midgetgemquilts said...

Hi Wendy , I love your cross stitch . I was thinking of giving cross stitch another go . I used to do a lot of it - it is hard on the eyes though !

SuperMomNoCape said...

You sure have made a lot of progress in three weeks! Such patience to do all those stitches and still have so many more to go!

Sandra :) said...

I think we all have projects we fall back on when we just want to CRAFT. I used to have a basket near my sewing machine with the makings for strip blocks - I could happily sit and sew those for days on end - love them :) Your cross-stitch is coming along nicely - every little stitch gets you closer to finishing!

Celtic Thistle said...

You are powering through this Wendy, it is looking lovely. Hope you find the right threads to complete it.

thebiasedge said...

I love the waltzing couple. You really have patient doing the cross stitch :)
Sandra

Kaisievic said...

Viennese waltz is looking lovely, sometimes all I want to do is craft, too and not have to work on Finishing!

Jo Ferguson said...

It's a beautiful piece.