This is the piece I’ll be sewing for Shay. Finished size is 18×24. The cloth I chose is 22 count Hardinger. The pattern calls for 24 count. They didn’t have 24 count in the size I needed, hopefully it will still look amazing. The size cloth I got was 30×36 allowing a nice spacing for when Shay mounts and frames it professionally (Which shes had done for every piece I’ve ever done for her.)The piece is called “His Master’s Voice” by Lisa Parker. The part that made Shay gasp, is that the cloth is white, but calls for an absolute ton of black stitches. 35 skeins to be precise. Obviously I’ll go in small patches of purchasing…can’t afford it all in one go.
The pattern was $19.99 and the cloth $11.99. Not sure how much the final floss cost will be but, of the 85 colors called for (roughly 125 skeins), I bought about 38 skeins today which came to .56 cents each at Hobby Lobby ($21.28) I don’t really mind the cost. (I’m just intriqued by how much big pieces like this tend to run for future plotting) It will be really worth it to do a quality piece of art for Shay. My sister has been a total angel all these months. I was out of work for about 4 months and she never let me go without. I have THE BEST family!!
So far, I’ve completed 9,600 stitches. I know it doesn’t look like it, but that’s because the stitches are very, very tiny.