Pretty Little Paris – WIP

Now that we have successfully moved and have somewhat settled in, I can get back to blogging and sharing my works in progress, tutorials, and other tidbits with you.

Currently I’m working on a pattern called Pretty Little Paris by Satsuma Street on Etsy.

I’m using Fiddler’s Cloth in 18 count.  I love the bright colors – and have a room that is filled to the brim (hopefully tastefully!) with all the colors of the rainbow.

I miscalculated while preparing the fabric for this design and am now realizing I will not be able to frame it in a hoop as I originally planned.  So once the stitching is done you will all get to see a tutorial on just what to do when that happens. I’m not saying I know now, but hopefully something will occur to me.

Here’s the progress thus far:

Progress on Day 1

I love the way counted cross stitch looks, but it is definitely a focus intensive craft for me.  I usually add up time spent on a project by how many episodes of a tv show (or movies) I’m able to listen to while working.  This one was a movie and a half.

Progress Day 3

This part was done over two days.  The tower was the second day and the bits to the left were the third.

Progress day 6

Several days went by before I took another progress pic; much ado over Christmas!  I have now lost count of how many hours I’ve worked on it.

Progress Day ??

This is the point at which I realized my project would not fit in the hoop entirely as I planned.  As you can see to the left the trees are now out of frame. I’m not sure if I felt more stupid or more mad. I love the colors though and how it’s looking thus far!

Progress Day #@!#^

So that little bit of building on the top right is the top of a windmill, which I *think* might fit without my having to move the hoop.  Crossing fingers because there is not enough fabric on the right to move the hoop any further; which I discovered today.

There are two other patterns that I purchased along with this one so I could make a trio of them in my living room.  I also purchased Tokyo and London.  Jody has seven cities to date and I would love to have them all.

Sadly, while I’m working on personal projects it means I am not working on new patterns for my shop. So the next few weeks will see me focused on a new Valentine pattern and then I can go back to Paris.

What projects are you working on this year?

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