Tuesday, May 17, 2016

A Night for Enchantment: First Post - Page 1

So I made a new start for the HAED Challenge #2.  This challenge was the way I normally stitch, cross country, one whole page.  My challenge was finding a page that hadn't been started at all, which was a requirement.  Since I feather my pages, the easiest way to do this was to make a new start.  This chart was one that I really liked and had wanted to start for a while.  This is A Night for Enchantment by Drazenka Kimpel.

So, since it was a new start I had to take a picture of the blank fabric, so I decided to post that as well.  Once piece of 28 ct. evenweave:

And now for my progress shots:

First color, the color with the most stitches, 939:
1 color
I was going to do the dark green next, but I couldn't find it so I just did random colors.
6 colors
I finally found the green, and decided to do the white at the bottom, the second most color:
8 colors
Now... I lost a whole bunch of colors.  I have absolutely no idea where they went, they were in my bedroom, then whoosh, missing!  So I just started working on the colors that I hadn't lost, which was probably about 20:
21 colors
I finally gave up on finding the thread, so I bought the rest of the colors again and did the higher numbered colors:
45 colors
Then I just started at the lowest numbered color and worked my way up:
63 colors
And the final 7 colors are in:
70 colors
A total of 70 colors completed for the challenge, completed well before the time limit of 6/15/16.  But let me tell you, those flowers were brutal.  There are so many different colors and the back is a complete mess.  But the front looks nice, so that's what's important.

Pattern: A Night for Enchantment
Original Artist: Drazenka Kimpel
Pattern by: Heaven and Earth Designs
Started Stitching: April 1, 2016
Fabric: 28ct. White Evenweave
Floss: DMC 1 over 1
Percentage: 2.86% complete
Pages: 1 of 45 complete
Stitches: 7840 out of 274,375 complete

I think I'm going to do this one a little oddly, kind of at a diagonal.  I'll probably go to the right, then go to the page under this one.

Now, off to complete back-stitching that I've been avoiding as much as possible.  I'm hoping to finish it today or tomorrow, so you may see another completed project in a few days!


  1. This is beautiful! Well done on completing the challenge, 70 colours is mammoth! I'm still on colour 45 with mine :)

  2. Wow, awesome progress and cheers for finishing the second challenge.

  3. This design is just breathtaking, so magical and colorful! Great work on finishing the first page, it looks very promising =)