Okay, I'm late again. Story of my life.
Here is project #5 - 'The Tie That Binds' from 'Words to Stitch By':
I ended up with two -TWO - doctor's visits, after all, so there was less time for this than I hoped. However, I'm am very satisfied with my progress! Although, I must admit, the DMC conversion does not look a whole lot like that pattern picture. I noticed it when I got the floss, but I decided not to change it, because the person that this will eventually be given to will love these colors :D
The knotwork border is Olive Green, not Brown. Otherwise the colors match fairly well. Maybe the dark color in the flower is a bit redder. So pleased with this one :D
And yeah, I decided to go for one last start - six total. (On the 30th I am not starting a new one. I think I will pick up my HAED, 'Unspoken'. I miss it.)
For the last one, I decided to go big. Not quite HAED big, but pretty big, none the less!
Lovely, lovely, lovely! Except that the dark color I started with, just behind his ear, is SIX strands of floss in a half stitch. My fingers are sore from the effort of getting that through the fabric, and there is a ton of that symbol! But I shall persevere :D
I have still more China kits to show you! This is one I've been searching to find for quite a while -it comes up on eBay and Aliexpress but it's usually the smaller version. I wanted the big one! It's called 'Golden Lillies'. It finally popped up on eBay in the large size and I grabbed it.
I forgot to take a picture of the pages layout, but there are 24. It has 23 colors - less than usual but SO MUCH FLOSS! You'll see!
Here's the folded fabric -
And I unfolded it to find this -
And then here is the huge 5 foot long fabric:
I am just itching to start one of these huge ones but I will finish Sunset Birds first!
Happy stitching, guys! Enjoy your Memorial Day Weekend - I have it off! Whoo hoo!