Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Wind Moon, Pages 2 and 3


A little bit of moon and a lot of sky.  I don't like that I can see a little bit of column here.  I'm thinking it's because I'm actually gridding with Sulky Silver and not with a pen.  I may have to change up my tactics.   When I stitch in columns, I usually stitch 12 stitches on one row and then 10 on the next so I get a feathering effect.  It worked well on Adrift, but  find I'm still seeing the grids a little bit. Of course, this is only the first few pages of the pattern, and they should even out as I continue, but it still annoys me a bit. 

So this is two pages.  Page 2 started March 26 and finished April 5, and page 3 started April 6 and finished April 19. So just under a month for two pages. 

You know this is a big-ass project when you are 3 pages in and your status bar says 2% complete.  It's enough to make you cry.  But this is where the old 1 grid at a time, one column at a time, one page at a time, one row at a time comes in to play.  Baby steps!  I just have to keep telling myself that.  I'm not gonna lie, it's daunting looking at a pattern this big, and it does intimidate me a little.  But as long as I feel like I'm making progress on my other project, I think I'll be ok.  


I'm back to Meeting on the Turret Stairs.  And spring is FINALLY sprung. What a long, wet, crazy winter we had.  I have so many buds on my trees, I think they are expressing their own feelings at spring finally arriving.  It's going to be a beautiful spring!

Happy stitching, my kindred spirits.  I hope to see you all soon.


8 comments:

  1. Great progress made - you're already stitching the moon! This is so beautiful. I like your philosophy of stitching a row at a time.

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    1. I'm surprised the moon showed up so soon myself, it was a nice surprise when I had a sudden colour change.
      My philosophy may not work for, but it sure works for me.

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  2. Wonderful progress! The moon is very clear and the sky is beautiful. Let us know how the page lines go, I am also finding some on my HAED but I thought it was because the fabric tension wasn't the same across the piece.

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    1. I stitch ion Qsnaps so I don't think the fabric tension is the issue. I also find when I draw on the grid that I don't have the same issue with grid lines. I thinks it's how I stitch with a stitched grid, I'm probably over compensating to the and pulling a touch too tight. I'll try a different kind of grid next page and see if the outcome is different.

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  3. That is incredible progress! Good job. I hope the line situation sorts itself out the more progress you make. It looks beautiful so far. Yay I'm so happy you will be working on turret next, I love that piece. Happy stitching
    xo Alicia

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    1. I'm hoping the line thing sorts itself out too, I may have to start doing zigzag lines, I'll try it with the next page and see if that makes a difference.

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