Sunday, 24 March 2013

Mike's Mushrooms - Update 4

I finally finished the second section today - it took a bit longer than expected but the toothache thing of last weekend lead to an extracted tooth on Tuesday and it was a tad painful to look down the first few days after that so I wasn't embroidering as much. If you take a few steps (or take your glasses off hehe) you can see how realistic this is looking, something I'm really pleased with as that's exactly what I wanted from this project.

I have completed a section of 40 x 80 stitches now = 3200 stitches
The size of this section is 4,5 x 2 3/16 inches / 11,5 x 5,5 cm

About this project:
This is a "large" and complicated cross stitch project based on a photograph by a really talented Alaskan photographer who was incredibly kind and said I could make a cross stitch of it. The photographer is Mike Gates, go check out his site - his work is amazing!

The pattern was made for me as a prize for winning a competition on dA. It's 10 inches wide  x 14 1/2 inches high = 180 x 261 stitches on 18 ct coffee dyed Aida and it uses 147 colours. I am truly intimidated but I did ask for the pattern to be as close to the photo as possible and didn't limit size or colours and I certainly got what I asked for!

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  1. It is coming right along isn't it? You may not think so but from this angle you are zipping right through it!

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  2. It is but it isn't as it's "just" 6,8% of the entire thing on the other hand 3200 stitches are not nothing it just appears it in comparison to the whole. "Only" 24 sections to go - I shall be done by Easter at this rate hehehe.




    (hey I never said *which year* :P )

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  3. Hahaha.... truly a HUGE undertaking, if that is just 6.8% of the whole... just thinking about the 100% makes me shudder! :D Can't imagine how many hours left of stitching left ...

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    1. Indeed it is - I've done 3200 of 46890 stitches - not really very much of the whole but quite a lot in the time it's taken me so far. I usually try not to think too much about the whole thing - just about the little 40 x 40 stitch area I'm working on at this very time - a lot less daunting :)

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