Hello out there! A few of you may remember that I stitched the Owl Growth Chart by Dimensions way back in 2012 for my daughter. Well since we move around so much I also wanted to do a stitched moveable growth chart for my son as well. I looked around and couldn't find one that I liked so I decided on redoing the same design I had completed earlier. I wanted to use different colors though and have them match his baby blanket below.
Since I already had the chart for this from the first time I stitched this design I was hoping to just buy colors to match and find the right size 11 count Aida and that would be all I would have to purchase. But the crazy thing is that it was less expensive to buy the kit again since the fabric size of the 11 count is so big. So that's what I did and here is the first half of my progress on this design.
I purchased this needle minder from Gina's Unique Boutique on etsy after Thanksgiving. I bought it just because I thought it was a great colorful owl and didn't have a project in mind for it. But maybe subconsciously I bought it because I have been planning to start this one for awhile and it goes perfectly with this design!
This is how far I was when we first moved from the US to Taiwan. The rest of the pictures were stitched in Asia :)
The big blue "Daddy" owl used up so much floss! It was three strands to get good coverage on the 11 count and I think I used about two complete spools of floss.
It seemed like stitching the leaves took forever when I was working on this! I enjoyed seeing my progress on this but sometimes I really had to make myself stitch this piece. I think it was because I've felt that I have to get this done for my son because he's already two years old and I did one for my daughter. I really enjoy stitching but when you feel obligated to stitch it isn't quite as fun. Here we are at about the halfway point of this project so I'm breaking up this finish into two posts. Stay tuned for part two and the finished product. Until then...Happy Stitching!