Happy New Year to everyone!!
All the blog posts are so inspirational! My list of SL samplers to be stitched is growing daily (this is definitely not a good thing!).
My progress so far:
I started Ann Scutt in November and managed to get nearly to the end of Band 3 before contracting pneumonia and spending much of Christmas in bed completely disinterested in stitching. I'm feeling much better now but find I still can't concentrate on anything much so have put Ann Scutt aside for now and continued with my WIP Parrot, Leopard, Lion.
After some experimentation, I decided to stitch this project entirely in tent stitch on 35 count with the recommended AVAS silks and it is just the most fun and relaxing thing! I have stitched a lot of the black outlines and am filling them in with colour. The photos I have seen on the web do not do the colours of this project justice. They are so rich in real life and it's exciting to see it start to come to life as I put in more colours. (I had been a little concerned that tent stitch might not give adequate coverage and the colours might appear a little diluted. But the colours are wonderful and the sheen of the silks in tent stitch is just beautiful.)
Unfortunately, I haven't yet worked out how to post photos (I know - I'm hopeless!!) so my progress shots will have to wait for the next post but suffice it to say that I am loving this project and enjoying every minute. Joanne - New Zealand