THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA IS FINISHED!!
So what can I tell you?
I started it in Nov 15 and finished it in Jan 18
From what I logged, there are some bits missing, I worked on it for 168 days for a total of 260 hours. I definately know that I did not log the last weekend I spent on it and that was quite a session possibly as much as 10 hours. The fact that it was only 168 day but 27 months proves that my plan of working on it everyday and hopefully putting in 100 stitches really did not happen
The total stitch count is 34882 so that would mean overall I averaged about 2 stitches a minute. However I know that some stitches took way longer than that!
It is stitches using all the stitched for colours on 27 count Linda evenweave 1 over 1. During the course of stitched I have worked in rows, columns, parked/not parked, crosscountry, everything I think! Can I say which was the best way well not really. I did not grid and do not think it would have helped me but that is simply personal choice.
The pic is pre ironing. However you will see there is some distortion. I think this has come from the fact that I changed between a Q Snap and my millenium frame somewhere near the top.
In terms of difficulty I would say that one of these full coverage pieces is not necessarily harder than a normal cross stitch and I can see that some people which actually find it easier as you know everything has to be filled in.#
Will I ever do another Heaven and Earth Design. I would never say never but I think it will be a long time before I try again because I am a multicrafter there is simply not the time to dedicate to one of these that will see a finish in the project in a time I find acceptable. Also due to the fact that even this “mini” has 89 colours it is not as portable as my normal cross stitch so I can only really work on it at home whereas I quite often work on my projects whilst travelling or in breaks at work.
So if nothing else gets done this year I have an acheivement…..nah one thing is simply not enough is it!
As a little extra here is a link to a slide shows of the photos from all the days I took one after I worked on her. Its a bit long and not great as my photography is not great and not taken from the same angle. Plus I let the app do its thing, its beyond me to fiddle with it!