Saturday, March 27, 2010

Still plugging away!

I've now moved over to the bottom left and I completed this diamond and the two small motifs to the right. The small triangle is the start of another motif which will be along the bottom border. 

As you can see, I've started the next triangle.  I was working more on this one last night. While it is centered under the motif above (which is the way it's supposed to be) I discovered it was one stitch closer to the small diamond under the rose flower. After counting and counting I remembered that I had to make an adjustment further up in the design, but because it's been a few years I'd forgotten. Anyway, it's going to have to stay as it is, no one will know but me :-)  As I've mentioned before, lots of chart errors on this design, and some are more challenging to fix than others, but with the random placement adjustments won't be noticed in the finished piece.

Not much further to go now, finishing this is now my top priority!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Finished another motif and row

Another motif is done and it completed the row. This was a nice and easy one although again there were errors.  I hope I used the correct colors because the flower centers had two different symbols, half were for green and the other half for rose, I just did what I thought looked best!

Now I've gone back over to the left hand side to work on the diamond, this will be the last big row and then all that's left is small motifs along the bottom and the border.

The end is in sight!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Finished another motif

I finished another motif last night, this is the last of the large ones. There were some major chart errors in this one. A large chunk of the red "flower" was missing, on all four of them.  Some of the errors don't look obvious until you finish and then take a critical look at it.

I've now moved to the right and I'm doing the last circle motif.  I started this last night and it's moving pretty quickly. It shouldn't take as long to do as the last two.  I think I'll then do a bit of the border and move back over to the left hand side.

The end is in sight!

Here is the one I just completed side by side with the previous motif.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Still stitching!

I'm sorry it's been a while since I updated.  I took this picture last weekend and am just now getting around to updating my blog.  I have a determination to finish Altengamme but I think it will take a while, however the end IS in sight.  I've finished the motif that was shown partially completed in the last photo, and also the very small one under the diamond. I've now moved over to the right to start on the next large one you can see partially done.  I've actually worked quite a bit more on that since the photo was taken.  I will take another photo at the weekend but for now this is it!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Weekend away

I haven't done any stitching since Friday night.  I had to go to a meeting out of town over the weekend; left Saturday morning and returned Sunday evening.  By the time I'd unloaded my car, fixed dinner, and caught up with what had been going on at home in my absence, it was 8:30 p.m. and I was too pooped to stitch!

Anyway, I'm still working on the large motif you can see partially done in the last picture of Altengamme.  I have finished all the green on it though and I have 2-1/2 of the rose colored sections to do.  Should have that done in the next couple of evenings I hope.

I'll post another picture when there is something to take a picture of.