The celestial dragon is going very slowly; I’m still not finished with the streamers on the head. I’m annoyed with all my WIPs right now; I’m considering swapping this and the bookmark out for different projects. I have a couple of other WIPs that belong on scroll frames.
The fractal bookmark Cross Stitch Collectibles (the bookmark version of Fractal 345) is coming along nicely; I’m still in the top third but I have visible progress. It’s going to be annoying once I move to the next page down; the chart fits perfectly in the space below the working area on the frame for the top pages (the chart is six pages: two across, three down, but the second page across is only 22 stitches wide, which is an inch for me).
I’m also still working on Joy; I’m not going to start another small no-frame project until it is finished. It is kind of annoying; there are a number of 3/4 stitches (half stitches in the instructions) that I have to use the picture find the orientation and there are some discrepancies between the picture and the chart (including a number of french knots that are not on the chart at all).
I started the ghost from the Creepy Cross-Stitch kit; I’m using DMC’s glow in the dark thread instead of the provided cream floss.
I also bought two kits this month: one large crewel kit on clearance and one small kit (with coupon) because I liked it:
I need to stop buying kits until I work some of the ones that I have; I’m not even sure I can do crewel well.