Some 29,500 stitches later, I *finally* finished the model for one of what I consider my favorite designs of all time, Farmer's Daughter, my interpretation of a quilt by the same name. The piece finishes at 172w x 172h or 12" x 12". Each block stitches up at 42w x 42h. I did a lot of editing as I stitched, changing colors, changing block designs.
I have another cross stitched quilt block design in my head that is similar to this and I plan on beginning charting next week.
I have also been crocheting my fingers off, making lots and lots of little flowers. They've been doing very well on eBay, so much so that I am having a really hard time keeping up! Not that I'm complaining! They are great fun to make, kind of mindless, and I can whip them up just about anywhere that I am sitting and waiting or when I have a few extra minutes on my hands.
These are, for the most part, made with perle cotton and six strand embroidery floss, although some of the bigger flowers that I use in the "kits" is cotton yarn. I pick a "theme" and then choose my colors accordingly. Fun stuff!