Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Castle

After racing to complete Madelynn's Halloween Costume, I took an easy weekend and worked on a project that is just for me! This is possibly one of my older cross stitch WIP. I started it when I was in college and living with my grandmother, who passed away a few years ago.

Here it is at last update.

Here it is today!

No, the colors didn't get magically brighter. Imagine that the actual coloring is somewhere between the first photo and the second.  My camera is quite moody.

You may have noticed that this is now on a Q-Snap frame. I was fighting with the scroll frame it was living on and became quite fed up, removed the scroll frame, chucked it across the room (where it still is, on the floor, may it rot), and installed the project on my smaller Q-Snap. Jack watched the whole episode with some degree of amusement and then told me to order some more Q-snaps. Isn't he the bestest ever?

My last post of MMMM will be showing up no later than Friday. I am trying to finish one more ornament by then, wish me luck!


  1. Wow! Maybe some of the color difference is in the contrast with the outline stitching? It's looking great. You've made a lot of progress. :)

  2. Aww, I once had a project that was like that, except it was a dragon curling around a rock. I did eventually finish it, so I'm sure you'll get there too eventually.

  3. Backstitching is a wonderful thing! Looks lovely!!

  4. Pretty design Kaelyn and you've made good progress. You gave me my smile for the day.