Almost halfway, so close it might as well be

September 20, 2010 admin 1 min read 4 Comments

Almost halfway, so close it might as well be

September 20, 2010 Nikki 1 min read 4 Comments
Train of Dreams 19th September
Train of Dreams 19th September

Yes at last I’m halfway(ish) through Train of Dreams.  Really it’s at 49.76% complete but I’m counting it as halfway because it’s a page finish too.  It only took just over a week to get this page done and that included coming up with some quick instructions on how I do parking.  There’s a link to the parking instructions at the top of the page if you’re interested.  The star carriage is nice and bright and I really like the book in the foreground, the shading is so effective.  Coming up on the next pages is the cookie and chocolate carriage.

With just over a week before the next stitch along week it’s time to get back onto Faces of Faery for the last page and a bit.  Not sure if I’ll get her finished before the stitch along, going by past weeks then I think I should just about get her finished but the trouble with reaching the end of a project usually distorts time and it begins to feel like it’s taking forever.  But it will feel like forever before I get back to the train so I might not start my next project until I’ve done a couple more pages of the train, we’ll see whether or not I can hold off a new start.


  • NicM September 20, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    Love seeing your progress with this, I am also stitching this design but have only completed about a quarter of the first page (3%). Can I ask how long it took you to get to the halfway point? Also wondering how you get your name on the pictures you take of your cross stitch?



  • Nikki September 21, 2010 at 7:45 am

    It has taken about 16 weeks of stitching so far. I use photoshop to edit my photo’s and add text etc.

  • neonprincess October 12, 2010 at 12:41 am

    I have always loved this piece and keep going back to it in the HAED website. After reading your blog and watching your progress it clinched it for me and I purchased this chart. It looks fantastic. How many hours a day do you spend stitching?

  • Nikki October 12, 2010 at 7:49 am

    Of an evening I can usually grab 3 to 4 hours of stitching time sometimes a little less. At the weekend it’s usually a few hours more depending on what else needs to be done.

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