Friday, November 9, 2018

QS Red Hearts Update - October 2018

In October, I really hoped to finish page 6 of my Heaven and Earth Design's "QS Red Hearts" cross-stitch project, based on artwork by the talented Ching-Chou Kuik. Mission accomplished!

This is how she looked at the end of September. 

1,324 stitches were added in October. 

7 of 9 pages are now complete!

This is how she looked on October 31st.

The project is 91.89% complete. (It was 89.07% in September.)

Pages 1-5: 100% 
Page 6: 100% (It was 70.34%)
Page 7: 100%
Page 8: 48.99% (It was 41.24%)
Page 9: 17.04% (It was 7.03%)

November 16 - 18 will be International Hermit & Stitch Weekend (IHSW). I hope to make significant progress on this piece then! (In October, 930 stitches were added during IHSW.) 

To meet my goal of finishing this project in 2018, I need to stitch 1,910 stitches in November and December. We'll see! It's a bit trickier now that I am working full time.

IHSW is an event that takes place the 3rd full weekend of the month. It is an opportunity to set aside as much time as possible to stitch. You may learn more about IHSW here. There is an IHSW Facebook Group that you may find here.


Katie said...

Gorgeous progress! I will really be participating this IHSW. I'm going to a stitching retreat where all we do is stitch. Good luck making your goal though! You can do it!!

Susan said...

Just that last little corner to go, it looks like. You are on the home stretch! She looks lovely, just as pictured.

Queeniepatch said...

You have worked patiently and there is not much left to do, just the final touches on the wing, an arm and then the background.

Christine B said...

This is taking shape beautifully Renee! I hope you meet your goals! Such a fabulous design! Have a lovely weekend! Christine xx

Catherine - Hillview Embroidery said...

Gosh, so close to the finish line! It’s such a lovely project, the colours are lovely and I love her expression!

crazyQstitcher said...

Getting closer to the finish with each stitch added. Well done on patience. It must have been a bit hard focusing on placement with the yellow shade and you'd need a very good light to work under.

Beautiful work Renee.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

You're making huge progress! Even though I'm not a huge fan of pink, I really like her.