annuin: (P&P I *AM* Smiling)
I swear part 5 on this chart is probably bigger than parts 3 and 4 put together, if not larger. I've already stitched so much, and there's still a lot left... more regular stitches, and then a crapload of back-stitching too, and a load of Rhodes stitches. The 2 parts after this don't seem to be as big, so I'm considering this the hump in this particular project so far.

I'm also completely sick of stitching these yellow houses, urgh. Pretty much the same thing x 8 gets a bit tedious.

And time to take a break anyway. Between yesterday's stitching and some I did earlier today, my neck is killing me, and given that we pole-vaulted from cold weather into summer and it's well over 80-something F in the house, sitting around with 3 square feet of linen covering my lap over clothes is a bit more toasty than I want to be at present.

I'd like to think that I'll be done with this part soon, and can subsequently take pictures, but I'm guessing that even stitching solidly it'll easily take the rest of the week, especially given all the back-stitching on the windows and doors. But, the end result is worth it. And the next part of the chart is way more interesting too, and I'd like to move on to that soon.
annuin: (I *AM* Smiling)
Tuesday night I finished part 3 of my St. Petersburg chart.

Time consuming with all the backstitching on the wrought iron gates, but it's taking shape nicely.

Once again the pictures don't necessarily show everything quite true to colour, being that they were taken with the camera flash and indoor halogen lighting, rather than natural light. It's washing out the colours somewhat, unfortunately.

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Sunday night I finished part 2 of my St. Petersburg White Nights cross-stitch piece. Hopefully this weekend I'll manage to get part 3 completed. I'm hoping to catch up with the online class a bit over the next month or two (which is currently at part 9, with parts released monthly).

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I finally finished part 1 of my St. Petersburg White Nights cross-stitch pattern. Well, almost. It's missing the crystals and beads, but this is all the actual stitching for part one.

This is part of a very large cross-stitch piece. It's an online class where one part is released each month (and I'm way behind, of course, lol, though I started late). To give you an idea, part 1 is about 5.5 x 5.5 inches (13.5 x 13.5 cm) and the finished design should be about 27 x 27 inches.

It's stitched with various silk threads and metallics on 32ct Millennium Blue linen. There are also 2 specialty stitches in this section, Rice stitches (the navy ones in the middle) and Rhodes stitches (the less visible and smaller aqua coloured little blocks in the "legs" of the cross) .



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