Tuesday, April 06, 2010

I want that Wednesday...

I have a huge problem. You all know that I've decided to decorate my office with lots of pictures (stitched pictures) of books and reading. Well, I think I have a problem...

Look at these designs from Heaven and Earth Designs and tell me if you can guess my problem...











They are too cute!
And, very elaborate. Most of these use 70-90 different colors of floss. Imagine how often you have to change colors!
And, the recommended fabric is 25 count...but to stitch over ONE strand. Look at a ruler. See how big an inch is. Now, divide it by 25...see my problem?
Look at the detail in these designs...can you imagine? And, each chart is 30+ pages... for ONE picture!
I want to try one...I really do...but I can't decide which one to attempt...and then, do I really want to do it on 25 count fabric when I struggle stitching 18 count? Can I see something that small?
Who out there loves me enough to stitch all these up for me? Anyone? Yeah...I didn't think so...maybe next year I'll get one of these and stitch it up.
Maybe...



6 comments:

Megan said...

I like the second one best! Come on, you love a challenge!!! (Easy for me to say, huh?) Good luck.

agent713 said...

I can definitely see your problem. They're beautiful but insane! I was talking with a friend yesterday. She found Van Gogh's Starry Night in cross stitch. The pattern she was looking at is something like 2 feet by 3 feet. She said she just wants something to work on, not necessarily to finish. Personally I think she's nuts but whatever floats your boat!

Shelljo said...

Heidi, the biggest one I've done is 16 x 20, and it took me 4 years to finish! 2 feet by 3 feet is INSANE! lol

Shelljo said...

Megan, the second one and the third one are my favorites too!

franacropan said...

I'm not trying to enable you further but there is one called sanctuary of knowledge, similar to the fireside faires one but from different angle and not as much ceiling. Someone has started stutching it too and the detail is coming up very nicely.
I have train of dreams. Love Spangler's designs, so colourful.

franacropan said...

By the way, quite a lot of stitchers stitch haeds on 18 count, 16 count and even 14 count but of course a 14 count comes out pretty large. I'm doing one on 22 count 2 strands over 1.
To be honest, I didn't like to coverage on 25 count - 1 strand was too sparse and 2 strands was too bulky and many people saythe same.
28 count, 1 strand over one seems to be very popular and it's what I am going to do Ophelia on.