Saturday, 20 September 2014

Save the Stitches update

It's time for another update of my pgrogress on Elizabeth Almond of Blackwork Journey's Save The Stitches blackwork sampler.  If you're new to my blog, you can see links to my previous posts at the bottom.

Instead of moving my Qsnap around after each block, I decided to hoop up an area and stitch as much as would fit in that area, then add the metallics before moving on.  Below you see half of row 8, all of block 9, half of block 10 and half of row 12.



I like this method.  I haven't added the beads.  As I've had problems with them being caught in the frame, I'm going to wait until I've finished the whole thing before adding the beads - another couple of years then!



Here's how it's looking so far:





Related Posts

blocks 4, 5 and 6Block 3
Block 2
block 1 finished

Block 1
The tiny version

23 comments:

Rachel said...

My word, how many more miles of it will there be??

cauchy09 said...

wow! this just keeps getting better and better. didn't know it was big when you first started showing your work.

Renee said...

Wendy, this is more lovely every time I see it! I followed the link and found the patterns. Are there 17 blocks in all, or are more added as you go? I am just curious how large it will be (though, I think you may have answered that question in a previous post or response to a comment.) Your work is beautiful!

Cactusneedle said...

Beautiful! Unfortunately, I am still on block 2, so way behind you. I did get to stitch a little bit at guild yesterday, but I have to wait til I get my living room back so I have good lighting. I really miss stitching. I am doing mine on my Needle Needs bars. The lap stand worked really well on the table at guild. I hope to start using my floor stand once I get back in my living room.

SuperMomNoCape said...

I know I say this every time I see it... but it is stunning!

Pamela said...

I love this!

Soma Acharya said...

Wow!! That is beautiful!! Stunning work, Wendy!

-Soma

Wendy @ Wendysquiltsandmore said...

This is looking lovely Wendy. I think you've made the right decision to leave the beads until all the stitching is done. It's going to beautiful when it's all done.

Jane Galley said...

this is definitely a wow piece

margaret said...

this is coming along beautifully. I have a link for you to a wonderful beading exhibition, will email it if I can tract your email address down thought of you straight away.

Rhona said...

WOW....it's looking incredible!

quirkyhannah said...

I'm in awe! That is one beautiful piece of work :)

Sheryl S. said...

So beautiful Wendy. A real work of art.

Sarah in Stitches said...

Oh wow, it's beautiful! How big is the piece going to be?

Flickenstichlerin said...

Oh, how beautiful is this. Love you stitching talent, looks very good.
Greetings,
Sylvia

claire93 said...

wow, this is simply gorgeous

Mindy said...

Wow--incredible work!

ukcitycrafter said...

This is looking amazing, I hadn't realised that it was going to be so big. It will be stunning when it has it's beads on.

Hannele said...

OMG, what a stunning embroidery project!

Elizabeth Braun said...

This is coming along beautifully! You've come so far since you fished it out for NQ back in May.=)

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Your blackwork is looking amazing. You have a wonderful variety of stitches in this one.

Jo Ferguson said...

This piece is stunning in photos so I can only imagine how it would look, in person.

Janice / Dancing with Sunflowers said...

This is looking very good Wendy and will be very impressive indeed when it's finished. What is it? A wall hanging? A tablecloth....?