A Perfect Setting Update

It has been a while since I have posted, mainly because I have been posting daily updates on Instagram.  However, I have decided to post daily updates here instead.

I have been working exclusively on A Perfect Setting for the last month or so.  I have made great progress and am closing to finishing all of the cross stitching on this piece.  Last night I stitched five more blocks and finished another diagonal.  I really like how the bottom branch looks as it travels in front of the tree by the side of the house.  It adds more depth to the picture.  It is also nice to see that tree completed instead of having its top chopped off.  All that is left to do is to finish the final branches and sky.


A Prefect Setting Milestone

I have reached milestone in working on A Perfect Setting in that I have finished the bottom half of the piece.


I am happy with how this is looking so far and can’t wait to see how things will look when it is completed.  I felt pushed to finish this so much that I delayed changing to the next piece in my rotation to be able to finish it.  I was actually tempted to keep stitching so that I could start the top half.  In the end I decided to now on, knowing that I will be working on this again soon.


I have been working on A Perfect Setting again.  I have been able to finish the front of the house and quite a bit of the tree in the background.  I really like how the tree is adding depth to the picture.  I feel I have made good progress on this during this rotation and am ready to work on something else for a while.


A Perfect Setting Update

For the past week I have been working on A Perfect Setting.  I didn’t get a lot of time to stitch, however I did stitch about a column of blocks.  This is what it looks like now:


The right edge of the house is being replaced with the tree and the sky that are coming up.  I will be happy for the change.  I am not a big fan of yellow and all the yellow on the second story has been hard for me to stitch.  I will be glad to be stitching a little green for a while.  That won’t happen for a couple of weeks, though, because I am moving on in my rotation.

The Front of the House

Work on “A Perfect Setting” continues.  I have been working across the front of the house.  This has been an interesting experience because the top of the roof is slanting down, but the block that I am working on continues on horizontally.  Before I would stitch to the soffit and be finished.  Now I find that I need to stitch above it more and more.  This is how it looked as of last night:


Right now this piece is really starting to get to me.  I think that my least favorite colors to stitch with are white, cream, and light yellow, and these colors appear in abundance in this section of the chart.  All that I have to look forward to when I get to the end of the house is the green chaos of a huge tree.  I find that I am facing a rising temptation to set this aside for a little bit and start work on something else.

A Perfect Setting Progress

Since I finished Stroke of Midnight I went back to working on A Perfect Setting, which is a design by Graphs by Barbara and Cheryl.  This is what it looked like before I started stitching:


I have been working on this for just under two months and have made a lot of progress.  This is what it looks like now:


There is actually more stitched, it just wouldn’t fit in the picture.  The entire lower edge of the picture has been stitched.  I have really enjoyed working on this.  It has been fun to see the house taking shape.  It has been stitching rather quickly as well, I am amazed that I have been able to do so much in two months.