Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Stitching Update

    I was actually able to get a lot of stitching done while on vacation.  I focused on the detail part of "Native Wolf Trio" when sitting around, and did the background half stitches while DH was driving or we were on the plane for 6 hours each way.
Native Wolf Trio, this is the top of the piece, after I finish the dark blue half stitches for the sky, I'll work on the bottom of the piece.  The bottom adds two more wolves, a bit more costume and no background made up of half stitches.  This piece is for my son.   

This is my progress on "Pledge of Allegiance".  Not all that far, it has a total of 7 flags, and the entire Pledge of Allegiance and a border.  This is being stitched on linen, and the fifth (5th) time I've done this piece, and hopefully, the last time I ever do this piece.  This piece is for my daughter.  It's my take along piece, since it's so simple to work on.

This is Noah's Sub, I'm down to the last 1/4 of the pattern to stitch, and then the back stitching.  I like to do the back stitching last, it's quick and I can pick up any stitches I missed.  I find this piece complicated by all the color changes but fun to stitch.  This piece is for me, because I collect Noah's Ark stuff.
This is as far as I have gotten on "The Sistine Chapel".  I'm embarrassed to post I haven't made any progress, and I've had it in my stash for 3 years now.  I seriously need to get stitching on this piece, it's actually easy to sew, no back stitching,  just really, really BIG.  LOL!!!  I'm stitching this piece for a few reasons, one, it just calls to me, I've actually been to the Sistine Chapel many years ago, and I've always wanted to challenge myself to do something really large.  This counts as "really large" and I'll never take on that challenge ever again. 


Emily in NC said...

I like everything, have been checking out the Noah's Sub pattern and my LNS and can't convince myself it would ever get done if I bought it.

Jennifer Wright said...

Wow they are coming along great!!!

Gabi said...

Beautiful stitching and progress.
You're stitching the Sistine Chapel!!! Wow. Big isn't a word that can describe that piece at all. Huge hardly comes close. It's the largest cross stitch piece I know off. It's not only impressive in size, but also in beauty. I will cheer you on from the side line :)

Nancy M said...

You don't believe in little projects, do you?? You've got a nice variety of things going. I think I found Noah's Sub for $1 at Hobby Lobby and couldn't pass up that price, but don't know if I'll ever do it!

Jeannine said...

Thanks for your kind comments. I don't know how you ever manage even one small needlework project. I still have never finished the baby one for Pier!

Katrien said...

Wow, beautiful projects (and all such big ones)! I love anything Native American, so that's my favorite, but everything is gorgeous.