Thursday, February 24, 2011

The wizard of Oz

Hi everyone!

Last two months I worked mainly on The wizard of Oz. The rainbow is appearing and it is magical! I really love working on this HAED, but I like working in a rotation as well, so for now The wizard is in a closet for a while.
There was a reaction on my last update about what fabric I use for this work, but I read it so late that I was afraid the writer wouldn't read my response anymore. So I will response now: this is stitched on 18 count aida with 2 threads in full crosses. I don't like working any smaller, then I couldn't stitch on the couch! I tried stitching it with only 1 thread, but I didn't like the coverage, there was a lot of white fabric visible and especially in the darker parts of the picture I really disliked it. So I started again after stitching a almost a page. I haven't regretted it for a single moment!

7 comments:

Shari said...

GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Magally said...

That's a lovely project you're working on ! Can't wait to see more of it !

Marie said...

Sjoukje,

Looking at your work is for me as magical as it is for you when you stitch it !
Having a look at this beautiful, colorful and full of happiness design is like a blast of oxygen...

Thank you !

Gizzimomo said...

Lovely work, keep it up!

Karmen said...

Perhaps it was me who asked about the fabric, but I'm not sure. I'm stitching my first HAes in Aida 16 or similar, so it's very big. I have already bought AIDA 18 for my next project.
Your project is very pretty. I love it. Congratulations. Karmen

Louanne said...

Gorgeous! My very first HAED finish was the QS of this, so I know the amount of work that went into it. Yours is absolutely stunning, I love the detail of the yellow brick road. Wow, 18 ct., it's gonna be huge!!!

Joanne said...

Great to see your Wizard again, it's looking great. Your progress encourages me with my Wizard.