Second of all, I wanted to thank all of you for your lovely comments. They really help keep me going. Even when Boyfriend is doing his best distraction work, I try to get in at least a few stitches a week.
Now, the title of this post says it all, I think. I got frustrated with 939 confetti and decided to switch to Spangler for a little while to take a bit of a confetti break, shall we say. He's easier to stitch and although he's not confetti-free, it's nice to alternate between blocks of color and bits of confetti.
So, here's a before and after.
I was focusing on the green sash-y curtain, then switched to the background curtain, then changed my mind again and switched back to the green. All in all I'm pretty satisfied with the progress, especially since I only got to stitch an hour here and there.
I have a question for those of you who stitch HAED designs. Do you purchase the pattern in regular format or large chart format? I get mine in regular format and I feel like it takes me 10x longer to do a page than anyone else. So I was just curious to know if it's because I'm an insanely slow stitcher or if it's because most people get the large chart format... or both? I'm interested to find out!
It has been UNGODLY HOT here. 108 just today. It's 9:38pm and still 86 degrees outside. Blergh. I don't react well to heat, Eastern European and all that. This is also why I'm vacationing in Iceland. With a high of 55, you can't really go wrong! Boyfriend and I have our plane tickets, we reserved a rental car, and now we're going through the arduous task of booking hotels one by one. We'll be taking the Ring Road starting in Reykjavik and traveling southeast around the perimeter of the island, diverting from the route to go through the Western Fjords. All in all it's going to be absolutely amazing, and we just booked our tour of the Laki Craters! We had to do it via tour as we didn't rent a 4x4 vehicle, but that's alright. It is, basically, going to be amazing :)
So until next time, dear friends, happy stitching!