Bent Creek, Cross Stitch, Summer Snapperland, Works in Progress

Summer Snapperland progress

Yesterday my lack of sleep caught up on me, I think, and I didn’t do any stitching all day – but tonight I sat down for an hour or so after a healthy dinner (scotch fillet steak, mushrooms, fresh asparagus, carrots and baked potato wedges – yummo) to sit and watch a bit of TV with Katie … which means I got to put a few stitches into Summer Snapperland.  I’ve now completed 3 of the 4 blocks, with just one block and the border left to go.

Bent Creek Summer Snapperland 04Jan10

Unfortunately I only have one strand of Brethren Blue left, which won’t be enough to complete the border, so I’ll just replace it with the DMC equivalent in the chart … I also miscalculated quite badly the side margins of the fabric and there will be about 2 inches left on the left and right hand sides, yikes!  To be honest, I think I may have made a judgement call when I originally chose that fabric from my stash, as I thought it would be perfect for it, and didn’t want to have to buy any more … and I figure I can add a strip of calico to each side to allow me room for lacing and a mattboard or two 🙂

The photos look really washed out as it’s taken under my daylight bulb which is quite close to the fabric – I’ll take another photo in daylight once it’s all finished, as the colour of the fabric is really pretty 🙂

Right now it’s time to hit the hay for the night for another day at the mill tomorrow – but gee it’s nice to see a photo of stitching for a change 😛

12 thoughts on “Summer Snapperland progress”

  1. It’s looking good Anne, great progress 🙂 I have to admit, I rarely leave more than 2 inches for framing on all sides (although I do usually frame without mats), so I’m sure you’ll be fine.

  2. Very sweet. Will be longing for such sunshine and warmth here in a few days (we’re expecting an Arctic cold front!)

  3. Sumer Snapperland looks very pretty! Your choice of fabric is great, I think you’ll have no problem with the framing.

  4. I’m a total miser when it comes to fabric usually, so I frequently leave very little extra fabric for framing. Then again, I don’t get a lot of pieces framed… I think I have some Brethren Blue, if you want to wait for me to get it to you?

    1. Thanks so much for the offer sweetie, but I just started the border last night with plain ol’ DMC 924 – I’m sure it’ll look fine, although I haven’t seen it in daylight since … 😛

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