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Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Stargazer - Mirabilia - 25.05.16

I finally started Stargazer by Mirabilia which is a chart I have wanted to stitch for a long long time.

I am stitching it on 28 count Britney from Jodyri Designs in Regal Peacock 2 over 2 full crosses with the charted DMC threads.

I worked on this project for three days and could almost see myself working on it until I finished it.  But then I started the skin 1 over 1 full crosses.  I have never done skin 1 over 1 before but decided for this piece as there is a very small amount of skin it would be a good one to try.  This really did burn me out for this project.  It took me two days to do all the stitching you can see here and then one day just to do the one over one.  I really do not know how people stitch large amounts of skin one over one it really is a labour of love.

So here are my pictures:-

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Close up of one over one

Full piece - this is the best photo of the colours in the fabric

I am so glad I started this project and I think that Maynia really did make me wonder why I don't start pieces I long to stitch.  Having thought about this for a while I think I've decided on how my rotation will work now.

Bear with me - I hope this makes sense.

Firstly I will work on a focus piece which currently is the Jodyri Halloween mystery SAL which I am model stitching.  My focus piece will either be a model or a project I am stitching for someone or one that is close to completion.

I will then have a new start - which this time was Stargazer - call this Start 1.

I will then go to a WIP which this time is Learning Sampler from Northern Expressions Needlework - call this Start 2.

Then I will do:-

Focus - Halloween SAL
Start 1 - Stargazer
WIP 1 - Learning Sampler
Focus - Halloween SAL
Start 2 - To be determined
WIP 2 - To be determined
Focus
Start 1
WIP 1
Focus
Start 2
WIP 2
Focus
Start 3
WIP 3

and so on.  This means that my Focus pieces get regularly worked on and my Starts and WIPs get regular attention but I also get regular new starts.

How long this will last I don't know as I always make plans and then don't stick to them but we will see.

Keep stitching and smiling


5 comments:

Tiffstitch said...

That sounds like a good way to work on everything a little bit. I hope it works well for you. Lovely start on Stargazer and good luck with the 1 over 1!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Stargazer looks amazing on that fabric, she's a lovely design!

I've got a nice rotation going myself based on one focus piece and four different SALs each Friday. It's working well for me. Hope your's does too.

Mii Stitch said...

Beautiful choice of fabric for Stargazer.

Heather said...

Great choice she's gorgeous!

The Crafty Princess said...

Loving your new Miriabilia and love love loving your new rotation. I think it's a fantastic idea. I really hope it works out for you.
xo Alicia