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My first big project - Summer Landscape

by Mummy_of_Tia » Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:43 am

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This is all my floss ready for me to start

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This is the grid all done

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And this is the start of it!!
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Re: My first big project

by rcperryls » Wed Aug 31, 2016 12:11 pm

:applesauce: :applesauce: Good start. I wish I had learned about gridding when I first started stitching. Some of my more complicated designs would have gone a bit quicker. Looks like this is going to be a big project. Looking forward to seeing more updates. What is it going to be?

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Re: My first big project

by Mummy_of_Tia » Wed Aug 31, 2016 1:36 pm

What is it going to be?
I don't want to say it yet, hopefully it will come clearer and clearer as I go along..
All are free to guess though!
 
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Re: My first big project

by stitchhappy18 » Wed Aug 31, 2016 1:45 pm

Great start. I love a good mystery project. I will be watching for updates.
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Re: My first big project

by Midge » Wed Aug 31, 2016 2:17 pm

Wow! Lovely colours! Looking forwards to the mystery unfolding.
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Re: My first big project

by wendywombat » Wed Aug 31, 2016 2:19 pm

I think it'll be a Fairy!!! But if you want a second opinion, then I think it'll be an owl!
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Re: My first big project

by Mummy_of_Tia » Wed Aug 31, 2016 2:56 pm

rcperryls wrote::applesauce: :applesauce: I wish I had learned about gridding when I first started stitching.
:D


I didn't know about gridding, there's a patient at the nursing home where I work who gives me all these tips :)

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I'm glad nobody minds about it being a mystery project!

I'm planning to do it this way:

Colour with the most stitches first, to the colour with the least amount of stitches last.
And I'm going to put an updated picture every time I finish one colour (or one skein, whichever comes first).

I've started with black because it has over 7000 black stitches.
I've almost run out of the first skein of black floss so I think the first update will come some time this evening (even though I started this thread today, the first pictures in the opening post were taken some days ago, I didn't actually use a whole skein in one day!!)
 
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Re: My first big project

by Serinde » Wed Aug 31, 2016 3:12 pm

ooo! a mystery. :P :thinks: Big project; lovely colours. Shall just sit here on the magic bench and observe. :coffee:
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Re: My first big project

by vanessanjf » Wed Aug 31, 2016 4:02 pm

I can't wait to see what it is :D great start :applesauce: :applesauce:
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Re: My first big project

by Mummy_of_Tia » Wed Aug 31, 2016 8:47 pm

First update

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This is one entire skein of black floss 310 used.
I must say it seems quite small for a whole skein! I thought it would go a lot further. But then when I do some counting it goes from 0 to over 190 across and 0 to 20 down..

I will update this again when I'm done with the next black skein! Apparently there's over 7000 stitches in black I think I'll go through a few of them
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Re: My first big project

by Squirrel » Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:02 pm

Is it a design from HAED (heaven and Earth Designs) ? It looks big enough for one of theirs. You certainly had made a good start on it that is for sure. :applesauce: :applesauce: :applesauce:
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Re: My first big project

by Mummy_of_Tia » Thu Sep 01, 2016 7:01 am

Squirrel wrote:Is it a design from HAED (heaven and Earth Designs) ? It looks big enough for one of theirs.


No it's from Artecy.
 
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Re: My first big project

by Lulu22 » Thu Sep 01, 2016 7:59 am

I'm looking forward to watching your project grow can't wait to see more :applesauce:
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Re: My first big project

by rcperryls » Thu Sep 01, 2016 12:51 pm

:applesauce: :applesauce: Great update!! I agree you are going to be using several skeins of black thread. Looking forward to the next update!

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Re: My first big project

by Mummy_of_Tia » Sun Sep 11, 2016 8:47 pm

Hello!
Tonight I have finished a second skein of black floss (colour 310) so here is a picture of my work in progress!
I think I have done just over half of my black stitches, still lots to go!!

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Re: My first big project

by Squirrel » Sun Sep 11, 2016 10:36 pm

It is looking really good and you are making good progress with it. I am sure you will be glad when all the black isdone. A lovely update. :applesauce: :applesauce: :applesauce:
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Re: My first big project

by Mabel Figworthy » Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:07 am

Good progress and I like your way of organising what you'll stitch - ending with the "smallest" colour must be good for motivation, instead of ending with 7000 black stitches :-)
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Re: My first big project

by rcperryls » Mon Sep 12, 2016 12:22 pm

:applesauce: Great update and progress! Definitely interesting and much more fun to stitch, I'm sure than if it was a big block of black.

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Re: My first big project

by RosemaryD » Tue Sep 13, 2016 5:33 am

Can't wait to see what it is!

I admire your patience with all the black; great progress so far! :applesauce: :applesauce:
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Re: My first big project

by Mummy_of_Tia » Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:48 am

Thank you, I am actually enjoying doing all the black, it creates a nice pattern I think. Also when I look at the back of my work I like how all the black is making a kind of zebra-like pattern.
I will post a picture of the back when I'm done with it
(Warning: it's not perfect, there are knots and I don't follow the rules..) :shock: :shock: :shock:
 
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