On the right you'll see my youngest holding up the framed baby sampler we did together. She did a wonderful job stitching over two! Now she wants to try her hand at a HAED.
And here is Tower of Stony Wood. I'm getting a bit tired of all the gold, but remain stunned when I step back to take the whole thing in.
I'm afraid I didn't spend much time on Taj Mahal. It's lovely stitching with silk after using DMC most of the time, though.
Song of the Dead remains one of my favorites. It is stitching up quite quickly. Of course, I haven't come across any major color changes at this point. I imagine when I get down to the lady, things will slow up a bit. I'm really looking forward to the next section on this. I can't wait to see if those smoky bat things turn up in the stitched piece.
And finally, here is Sea of Roses. I realized as I was trying to figure out where her arm ended and the background began that I'm simply not going to be able to remove the background on this myself. That one spot is just too iffy and I really don't want to take a chance on mucking it up. So, next sale I'll be purchasing a copy of this chart without the background. I really should make these decisions before I buy the chart in the first place, but a lot of times I don't realize I don't want to stitch the background until I actually see the chart. Dragon Skies is a perfect example of that. I had intended to stitch the background, but after seeing pages and pages of white I just couldn't do it. I simply hate stitching white!
Whew! I hope Blogger doesn't have a hissy fit because of all the pictures.