Trying to summon up the courage to continue with a reasonably large cross-stich picture I am a quarter of the way through which ha 17 shades of green! I know it will be lovely, but it makes me so tired and the daylight has to be perfect or even with a daylight bulb my eyes give up after a short time.
Anyone got any ideas to encourage me?
Imagine the picture when finished, buy the frame or plan where it is going to go! I have to say I don't envy you all those greens! Do you have a picture you can show us?
lol I'd just posted a suggestion in the work in progress thread for you.
I'd never manage without my Pako Needle Organiser here (http://www.wimblebees.com/pd_A[f]P04[f]700050_PAKO_Needle_Organiser.htm)
I'm rubbish with colours, but you basically thread all your needles up ready, ond off you go! its by far the best gadget I have!
Thread organiser looks like a great idea, thanks. I'll will give it a go, and save what little sanity I have left...
So how's your picture going? I can imagine what you feel like, I started a picture of 90 calours something like 3 1/2 years ago and many of them a almost alike. I haven't worked on it for months but sometimes I get it out and then decide to finish a determined part of it which helpes.
I also regularly take photos of the picture just to keep in mind how much I've already progressed and looking at them gives me the courage to continue a little bit more.
My problem is however that my picture won't look very pretty in the end. It's a pattern made of a drawing and the embroidery is much darker than the original.