Saturday, 25 March 2017

Page 2 of Meeting on the Turret Stairs



Closeup.

I'm super pleased with how well this is stitching up. I thought the detail might be compromised with being a mini, but so far this is not the case. I'm expecting the detail on the knight's tunic is where the biggest different will be seen, but so far I'm pleased as punch over this.   It has been a lot more confetti, and as a result, it really slows me down.  Plus, I have to say, I'm not a big fan of the pre-gridded Aida or Ziegert.  I find the fabric is so stiff, plus it's a little sharp. I really have to remember to cut smaller pieces of thread, as sometimes (quite often, actually) I'll pull the thread through, only to find it's snapped. Also, I find my hand feels more tired after stitching on it.  Perhaps it's having to pull the needle through the stiffer fabric, but I definitely suffer more needle fatigue with Aida/Ziegert than Lugana or Pearl.  For me, 25 count is just a bit too small, so if I want to work with pre-grid fabric, I'm left with Aida or Ziegert as my choice.  On an interesting side note, I found a whole bunch of 18 ct. pre-grid Aida that I had in my stash.  Who knew?!  So, even though it's not my favourite, I will end up using it, because I hate waste.  

I'm back working on Wind Moon.  How much faster she is, which is good, because it's page 2 of 65.  *headdesk*  I'm almost considering doing two pages of her to one page of Turret Stairs, I don't know, I'll just play it by ear.  It won't make stitching her up any faster, it will just seem like I am.  And that's almost as good, isn't it?





7 comments:

  1. Wow I agree with you. There is no loss of detail so far that I can see. Even the concrete/marble archway looks amazing. Beautiful stitching as usual stunner. Looking forward to your updates on Wind Moon, another amazing chart.
    xo Alicia

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    1. I'm really surprised in the detail. I'm glad I didn't listen to the chatter belittling the minis. the next time I hear someing poo-pooing Mimi's for their lack of detail, I will, in all confidence, be able to look them in the eye and say poppycock.

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  2. Gorgeous! I can't see any loss of detail either, it looks amazing.
    If you want to do 2 pages of Wind Moon to 1 of this, why not? It's your hobby and you should do what makes you happy.

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    1. I think I might try 2 pages to 1 - for right now, anyway. Wind Moon, with her large blocks of colour, seems to be the faster stitch anyway.

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  3. Gorgeous page finish! Glad you aren't seeing detail loss. That's always a bad thing. Sure looks great from this side of the screen. Good luck with Wind Moon. I agree with your idea about 2 pages since it's a faster piece.

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    1. I'm really quite happy with the end result. Im a bonafide believer in the mini's. Well, I guess it depends on the pattern. I'm sure Josephine Wall's patterns might not translate well.
      I'm almost finished a page of Wind Moon, and I think I'll just keep going.
      I'm breaking all of my own rules on this one.

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