And here is the completely stitched Part One. No beads and gems yet, but much of the work is done. Including the thirty six Algerian eyelets . . . in 32 count.
I was somewhat worried about stitching them, but they turned out fine. They were more tedious than difficult. And once that was done, on to Part Two!!
This part should not take six months as there are are only four pineapples and a lot of border to stitch. The biggest hurdle is moving the fabric on the Q-snaps so that I can stitch the top and bottom motifs. Oh, and more specialty stitches. Four dozen Jessicas and Five dozen Rhodes Stitches for the Pineapples. And a ton of backstitching in this part. There wasn't much backstitching at all on the last part. I am considering moving this project to scroll bars, but I really like how lightweight the Q-Snaps are. Maybe I should be stitching this on a floor stand, but I can guarantee if I had to use a floor stand, it would only get stitched on rarely.
The next part has an entirely different color palette; all greens and oranges and reds. Unlike some people, I love stitching greens, so this part is fun. Later there will be parts all in red and black (volcanoes) and plenty more blues and greens. Not many beads in this part either.
I said I would move on to another project when I finished Part One, but I am enjoying stitching this so much, that I will probably continue on. James leaves for San Francisco and Honolulu tomorrow for a week, so I will have hours to quietly stitch. Though I am also looking forward to getting out the sewing machine, so maybe it will be finishing and sewing and not much stitching. Hope everyone has a great week!