Then I decided to start another HAED and switched the fabric around when stitching and as it's longer horizontally than it is vertically, I can't get away with it and it now has to be unpicked.
I was browsing the new designs on the HAED site and just saw my ultimate stitch. It's going to be a huge undertaking in the sense of how long it will take, the fabric (being on 18 count) will be over 1 metre long, the high cost of that amount of fabric, and not including the threads as I will make sure I buy all the threads needed in one go to make sure it will be perfect. Oh and I don't even want to think about the cost of framing but at least that I can save up for as I am stitching it.
But every time I look at the design I just don't care about all of that and I just want to have it in my hands already, watching it slowly form.
It will take ages to gather everything needed to start but as soon as the next sale comes up I will buy the design and start saving money for the rest.
Here it is and isn't it absolutely goregous??
It's called Midnight Vigil by Lisa Parker and I must say that it's the most beautiful, stunning design I have ever seen and just has to be somewhere on a wall so that I can just sit and admire it's beauty.
Edited to Add: Bugger!! Just did a quick glance at the floss usage information for said design and almost fell off my chair when I saw 310 Black = 55 Skeins!!! Nope I didn't do a typo there. Ok going to take me a year to save up and I wonder where I can even find that many skeins of black but will it ever be gratifying when I do get to start.
I think I will buy a few skeins here and there through the year and will keep the black as my birthday present to myself. R550.00 just for one colour *gulp I think I'm feeling dizzy at the thought*