Sunday, January 08, 2012

Winter Moonlight

Winter Moonlight was one of the larger, more time-intensive projects stitched as a Christmas gift in 2011. It was a ten-week process, which I documented as I went along.

I started with front of the house and sailboat mast in center, then worked my way down to bottom and over to the left corner.

The sky wasn't as difficult to stitch as it might look, just tedious. Extremely tedious! In fact, the decorated tree was more of a pain than that large expanse of sky.

I had to swtich over to work on some of the house and bottom right fence post for a while, before returning to finish the sky.

House, large dove and fence take shape.

WEEK 10:
The final week was spent backstitching birds, fence and large sailboat rigging, then matting and framing.

I think they liked it...


Alice Audrey said...

It clearly took a lot of work. I think I'd go nuts on the boring sky part.

Jana said...

Wow! This is gorgeous, Trixie! I'm sure your friends were enthralled with it.

Heather said...

Alice: I think I nearly did go nuts with that section. Most of it was done during one of our NCIS marathon weekends, so it also helped to just set it aside for a break now and then, or to switch over and work on something different.

Jana: Thank you. I wish I'd been a bit quicker on the camera button so as to capture the look on K's face when she unwrapped it. *g*

kaye said...

I'm impressed.

Heather said...

Thanks, Kaye!

Julie @ Knitting and Sundries said...

This is GORGEOUS! Great work!

Heather said...

Thanks, Julie! :)