Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Back to Solid Stitching

Back in 2000 I found a picture that I wanted to stitch. I sent it away to be charted at Calico Stitchery in Canada (no longer able to find them on the internet). I asked for the pattern to have around 90 colors (what was I thinking) and for it to be enlarged. It's 36" x 36" solid stitching. 

What you see here is page 1 and 2 finished and page 3 nearly finished. Then the upper right corner is done.

Portland Headlight Lighthouse - Portland, Me
Calico Stitchery
DMC floss

Here's the chart showing what I have accomplished so far - everything in orange is the last few days.

Page 3 Chart

And here's page 3 with a few stitches to go. I've now completed page 3 and have another 200+ stitches in on page 4. 
Page 3 Almost Complete

Thought I might stick with this one for a few weeks. If I am able to keep this pace page 4 will be done in a week. That's a lot of blue - 3838, 3839, 798, and 824.

Have been working on the genealogy again - found some great uncle's families last night. Then I 'data mined' and found my nephews half siblings. Have you heard the phrase 'data mining'? My son threw this one at me last night. Think I have close to 1600 people in this family now - where does it stop?? Oh yeah, Adam and Eve!

Hope today finds you doing whatever it is that makes you happy!


Parsley said...

Your stitching AMAZES me! Well done!

paula said...

Had a photo of my great grandma's uncle's gravestone posted on Ancestry. Yesterday I got a note from a woman asking me where the stone is located and what info I had on he and his wife, who is her great grandmother.

Can't remember where the photo came from. But did give her the list showing her how I was connexted to the man's wife.

I noticed I had two yellow arrows on two people in this family tree. SO I checked them out . . yellow being direct relative.

FOund out ELizabeth, our mutiual relative is the sister of my great grandmother's grandfather . . . and her mother is Elizabeth's daughter.

FOund out my great grandmother's parents were FIRST COUSINS ! ! ! !

Guess that answers the question as to why I am a little off center . . LOLOL

Linda said...

Your new project looks great Denise. Good luck with the solid stitching.


Angela Michaud-Mourer said...

Denise, it is beautiful, you are an extraordinary stitcher and I think you might be a bit insane! :)

rosek1870 said...

I love it! I can see the lighthouse emerging! I can't wait to see more of the picture!Great job Denise.

Maggee said...

Phew! That is a LOT of stitches done! Very nice!! I think finding double cousins was very interesting! And then there's the french tradition of naming all the children using a very small 'bas' of names (Jean, Marie, Pierre, etc...)so that it seems as if you are seeing the same person 25, 50 years later!! Plus the women did not take the husband's surname. Then the spanish/cuban ancestors have double surnames... Aack!! Hugs!

Shari said...

wow, you did a LOT in a short time...can I send a few projects your way!?!?!?!?

CalamityJr said...

Wow! How many pages are there to this pattern. or did you intentionally leave this "minor" detail out??

Chris said...

Wow! That is some project! It is looking great.

Teresa said...

WOW what a piece. Can't wait to see more.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Catherine said...

Wow, now that is a lot of stitches!! Looking forward to seeing the entire piece.