Here is my start on Taj Mahal by Chatelaine. The other night I left you saying I was going to make a start. After at least a year of getting all my stash together, fondling all the lovely silks as they arrived, making an enlarged copy of the chart so I could read it etc etc etc, I got out the folder where everything had been carefully stowed - and - would you believe I had forgotten the fabric. Now I have a wonderful stock of fabric so no problem I thought but would you belief that the only piece that I had in 32 count that was big enough was a dark beige shade and I just didnt think it would work. I then decided to do it on 28 count. I worked out that the design would be 20 x 20 on 28 count and the biggest piece of fabric I had measured 20 x 20 exactly, so no edges to spare. I was near to tears and then I remembered - my daughter had some fabric delivered to my house and it was sitting in its envelope waiting for the weekend when she would come to collect it. It was a whole meter of 32 count Antique White so as I knew the size of the piece she was wanting to stitch I measured that out and YES YES YES there was plently left for me to pinch some lol. Now I just have to order more fabric to replace what I took. I spoke to her the next day and told her what I had done and she didnt mind in the least so it all ended OK.
I am really enjoying stitching this at the moment and hope to carry on until the weekend. It really will have to go away then and next week I am going to have to concentrate on getting some more UFO done and a tiny secret thing that has to be done too.