I have been slowly but steadily making progress with my commission. Having to design something to someone else’s specifications does limit you, but in a good way. The person who made the commission was quite clear about the image he wanted me to create. I have to make that work within the parameters he has set which is a good technical challenge.
But, oh my! All those tiny stitches all in the same colour! I used a whole skein of DMC 211 on those first 5 words. I have to admit, I was pretty happy when I had finished all of the text.
Now all that is left to do is make the moka pot. This, thankfully, isn’t all one colour but in a series of very similar grey tones. It took so much concentration to decide which would go where! I have renewed respect for all those cross stitchers who make those super detailed projects with lots of shading and slight variations in shade. Their powers of concentration must be immense.
I have made made a start on the moka but it is still at that stage where there are just a couple of random shapes. I will post more pictures soon.