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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

The Galloping Hessian!


Today is the new moon. Unfortunately I lack a camera, and therefore no picture of my TUSAL jar.

In apology I offer this (atrocious) scan of my newest project: Glendon Place's Sleepy Hollow. His Headlessness is from Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" available for free since it passed out of copyright ages ago. A very enjoyable story but be warned that Irving is a flowery & descriptive writer.

My computer is on it's last legs and simply can't run any photo editing software. My camera died in the move and my brother took his camera when he went back to university. So until my new camera arrives (hopefully in a week) we'll all have to cringe through truly bad scans.


Sleepy Hollow
32 ct Thunderstorm

This picture in no way resembles what's sitting before me. Sadly it's the best I can do. The fabric is 32ct Thunderstorm linen, a very nice splotchy grey.

The scan actually cuts off a bit more of the border. I've reached the top and finished the rightmost pumpkin & bat. The border actually isn't too bad, but I'm alternating it & the horse so I don't get too bored.

20 comments:

Cole said...

I love the border on this!

Lesleyanne said...

This is looking lovely. Love the border and can't wait to see the rest of the design.

KarenV said...

What a great piece! The border is fantastic and I like what you've done of the horse so far.

Christina said...

I know I'm repeating what others have said already but that border is FANTASTIC! The Thunderstorm fabric seems very fitting for this particular design.

Lynn said...

I love this piece! One of my coworkers finished it last year and its really incredible.

Parsley said...

The border is CUTE!! It may be a while before I'm working on the puppy row project but I'll keep you in mind. ;-)

Julie M said...

This one is on my to do pile along with a million other charts! Love it!

Berit said...

I think it looks pretty good. Blu, you are such a fast stitcher!

Elaine said...

It is looking great Blu and as everyone says that border is sooo cute!

Mel said...

I just bought this pattern last weekend!
Nice to see a start on it. I just love it! :)

Silverlotus said...

It looks great!

I don't know if you read The Wagon, but there is a thread there about materials for this design. In short, you need two full packs of 3007, 2 x black, 2 x the darkest grey, probably 2 x white, don't really need two shades of red since each colour is only used for a few stitches (so you could use something from your stash), full skein of the Lemon 'n Lime and maybe a bit of a second.

I'd love to stitch this myself, and I am so looking forward to seeing more of your's.

Carol said...

This looks like such a fun piece to stitch, Blu! What a great border, too. I think your fabric choice is perfect--enjoy :)

natalie said...

What a fun piece! I really love the story too, but it is not an easy read for such a short tale.

Annie said...

Thunderstorm linen is the perfect fabric for that design. I've always loved it.

Rachel S said...

It is looking wonderful! The more I see this, the more I want to do it! Can't wait to see progress!

mollycaff said...

Looks great, I love the border on this design!

Tammy said...

I have this one, but can't see myself doing it, lol. I'll be watching this while green with envy. It's beautiful!!

Siobhan said...

I love that design! Sorry about the computer/camera woes! I use www.picnik.com to edit my photos (the free bit, never did upgrade to premium). My desktop is full of iTunes and other stuff so it's easier to do stuff that I don't have to download. Just thought I'd mention it--the scan looks good!

Justflo said...

Looking forward to seeing this finished. Like so many ....Love the border

claire93 said...

that's an ambitious project - can't wait to see it grow