Day 5 of DUCJ2015, and I started Halloween Folio by Shepherd's Bush on my lunch break today. I am so disappointed in this project! It is stitched on a 7 count piece of fabric called Heatherfield, and I thought it was going to be a very quick stitch. It is supposed to be finished into a pillow, and I thought with it being 7 count, it would be easy to work it. It isn't! The needle is huge, and the threads are DMC Pearl Cotton #3, but the holes in the fabric are so huge that my needle keeps falling through it if I let go of it for just a second. I barely stitched 13 stitches on it, but I am calling it a day. Maybe I will come back to it soon.
This chart was packaged with the fabric and threads, and I bought it YEARS ago, and by YEARS I mean at least 20 years ago. The chart was published in 1993, so I'm sure I bought it soon after it was released. The sticker on the package shows I paid $32.00 for it, 20 years ago! Sooooo, I need to stitch this thing up, right?
I don't know if you can get a sense of just how big these holes are in a 7 count piece of fabric, but here is a close up of the fabric, needle and thread used. I am hoping when I come back to it eventually, I will be more prepared for it and be able to complete it.