Chatelaines. Not really intimidated per se, more like all the specialty stitches and beads are not really my thing. I guess I'm a purist, for me cross stitching means strictly cross stitches, all the specialty stitches make it a different kind of embroidery. Apart from that, I find them absolutely stunning, even if I'd never stitch one! :DDD
This month's progress:
At the end of last year:
Added: 1,5 colors, 25384 stitches
Questions from the previous months: Introduce yourself, your projects, and any goals you have for the year!
My third year doing the WIPocalypse! :D This year I only have one goal: to finish my Arrow season 2 poster! This is also the only WIP I'm gonna work on until I actually finish it!
January: What Stitch-a-Longs (SALs) are you participating in this year?
Apart from this one only the Full coverage SAL from Cross Stitch Finish Line on Facebook. That's the only one I can fit the Arrow poster in :DD
February: What is your favorite stitch other than the standard cross stitch?
I guess I'm really boring, but I don't really use any stitches other than the standard cross stitch... my full coverage pieces don't need anything else :))
March: What stitchy blogs, groups, or flosstubes do you follow and why?
Let's see... Blogs: you can see them in my blog list on the right :) Groups: not many, just the official HAED group, a Hungarian stitcher's group and Cross Stitch Finish Line. Flosstubes: waaaay too many to list. Some of the people I'm subscribed to are Katy (the Stash Queen), Danielle (Stitcherista), Jessie (Jessie Marie does stuff), Tracy P, Andrea (I Heart Cross Stitch), Tina (Simply in Stitches), and many more, with 660 videos currently in my watch later list... my problem is I'm a completist, and I need to see every video from someone before I subscribe to them, so I can keep up to date with their videos :D
April: What projects are in your UFO pile?
I only have one UFO, Teddy Bear Gathering, a Dimensions kit. It's almost finished, the only thing missing is the backstitching... I can't help it, I hate backstitching... but maybe next year, once I finish the Arrow poster, I'll put it back into my rotation and try to finish it off bit by bit...