Monday, February 19, 2018

QS Red Hearts Update - February 2018



My goal this year is to add at least 1,290 stitches to my Heaven and Earth Designs "QS Red Hearts" cross-stitch project, based on the artwork of Ching-Chou Kuik. As of January 1st, this would have finished the project by the end of December. With my current stitch count, this goal will complete the piece in November. 

This is how she looked at the beginning of the month.



I added 582 stitches to her before International Hermit & Stitch Weekend (IHSW), so she looked like this on Friday morning.



And another 1,473 stitches were added during IHSW. A total of 2,055 stitches were added to her this month. (And putting her away until March is going to be hard! She's getting so close to a finish.)

The parked threads were driving me a little crazy, so I worked them in. So, it may not be as easy to see, but I did finish another diagonal row of the chart.

I passed the 75% complete milestone on Saturday. (I'm sorry you missed seeing my happy dance!)

The project is now 76.11% complete. (It was 71.74%.)

Pages 1-4: 100% complete
Page 5:        74.64% complete (It was 65.15%)
Page 6:        32.86% complete (It was 17.71%)
Page 7:        73.65% complete (It was 56.13%)
Page 8:          2.30% complete (It was 0.11%)
Page 9:          0.00% complete

Thank you for visiting!
Renee

IHSW stands for International Hermit & Stitch Weekend. This event takes place the 3rd weekend of every month and began at Random Ramblings. You may learn more about IHSW here, find the Facebook group here. Save the dates and join us the weekend of March 16th-18th. It is simple, take a before picture of your stitching project(s), stitch as much as you can over the weekend, and take an after photo to show off your progress.


9 comments:

Queeniepatch said...

She will soon be able to fly away!

Katie said...

Wohoo!!!! I see the progress. Beautiful.

Shannon Meyer said...

She is looking great!!

Joysze said...

Cheering you on for November, Renee. You can SOOOOOOOO do it!!! In my fantasy, I'm planning on finishing Yexian by end of year but she's only about 30% done, soooooo....

Wait a minute... did I miss something? Why do you have to put her off till March? :O

desertskyquilts said...

I'm sorry I missed that dance, too! =) It's easy to see the extra progress with the second wing taking shape on the right side. Way to go in February!

Sandra said...

It is gorgeous. Cross Stitch is always slow going but you are getting there.

Justine said...

Beautiful stitching Renee, I'm sure you'll meet your target.

FlashinScissors said...

Wow, Renee!
Great project.
You are doing sooo well!
Barbara xx

Magpie's Mumblings said...

oooh - you're getting closer and closer! I can really see the additions this time.