Friday, October 26, 2012

10/26 Friday Progress Photos Girl with a Pearl Page Finish!

Happy Friday everyone!  Welcome to my new followers and special Happy Birthday wishes to one of my followers ;). 

I have some great progress to show you this week.  Here is where I was at the beginning of last week on Girl with a Pearl Earring...

And here is where I am today with MY FIRST PAGE FINISH EVER!!

Before now I haven't worked on any designs that were in page formats but so far I like it because it breaks the design down into manageable pieces and goals.  I really can't believe how much I finished this week.

Here is a little bit of a closer view where you can see some more detail.

At first it was hard for me to stop using the floss at the end of the page limit if I still had more left on my needle, especially if it was a single confetti stitch.  Normally I would just work as much of a color as I could over the whole design but I must say I do like the result of having in this case 1/9th of the design completely finished!  Here is an image of the finished page next to my completely highlighted chart page.

I feel that with highlighting the stitches on the chart after I complete them and by using the gridding method I have made only TWO mistakes in this whole section which by my usual ratio is pretty good.

Now I need to set this project aside so I can finish up an old one that is so close to being finished and start making some Christmas stockings for this year.  I hope I will have some progress on those to show you next week.  When they are finished then I think I will come back to this project and maybe do the difficult page below that is completely covered in stitching without any open space like page 5 had...but we shall see.

I hope everyone has a great weekend and that you can enjoy the beautiful fall or winter weather wherever you are in the world! 

I took this pic yesterday of the beautiful leaves on my street here in Norway.


  1. Wow, great progress! Thanks for the zoomed picture, we can see the details on the earing, it's great!!! Have a lovely stitchy weekend, Mii xx

  2. Lovely progress. 1/9th done. Yay!! :)

  3. Great progress. I can't stop myself going to the next page

  4. It's looking great, you've got a lot done in a short time. I find I creep over into the next page sometimes.