I have another batch of progress pictures to share.
Here is The Red Thread. I had planned on finishing it, but was stymied when I ran out of the two threads for the border. So I had to put it away with only two blocks left to do! I knew I was getting low on the one and tried to stretch it by substituting the greens and browns in the blocks themselves, but it simply wasn't enough.
Next is one of my favorite projects, Song of the Dead. It is so wonderfully creepy. Next time around I'll get to finish his face. It will be interesting to see that emerge.
And finally for this post is The Tower of Stony Wood. If I had to pick and absolute favorite, this would probably be it. Things should really start to get interesting this time around -- her face will emerge in this row. Of course it will be a few rotations before that happens, but definitely something to look forward to.
And that wraps up another round. I'm four projects into the new round, but I still can't seem to settle on a new method so I think I might take a break from the rotation and do some Christmas Ornaments. I'm worried about finishing them, though. I'm good at the cross stitch, but other than that I'm not very crafty and everything I do looks like something a 1st grader brings home. But we'll see, maybe it won't be as bad as I think.
And yes, it's another HAED. And a big one at that: Phoenix I. I just love the colors!
First is Jewel of the Sea. I'm now on my second "row". Not really much to see, but there probably never really will be since this one is mostly background. But the background sure is pretty and not nearly so tedious to stitch as some.
Next is Peace, although there is probably no point in even posting it since I've pretty much convinced myself to restart this one. I'm starting to think that stitching it on 40 count was a mistake. It's going to be sooooo huge that I don't know what I'll do with it when it's finished (ever optimistic, I am). So I'm going to restart on the recommended 28 count. Unfortunately, I'll have to delay that restart since the shop I buy fabric from - Needlework Plus - is temporarily closed. She custom cuts and doesn't charge a ridiculous amount for doing so. The design on 28 count won't quite fit on a fat half and I hate to spend extra on a full yard for a mere three inches. I also think I'm going to splurge and switch to the recommended AVAS threads.
I also was able to finally start Peacock Garden. This is the first two parts without the beads and crystals. It is so beautiful! I'm really looking forward to getting back to it.
That's all for now. Except for this picture of my cat. I was finally able to get a half-way decent picture with no flash and therefore no demon eyes.