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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Epilogue

I'll admit it: I read a ton of fantasy. From Tolkien to the Dragonlance series, to The Wheel of Time, to The Sword of Truth to Songs of Fire and Ice to ... well you get the picture.

I'm a sucker for traditional stories of knights in shining armour and pointy eared elves.

And I've always, always had a soft spot for the Big Bad. I think it's the vast amount of power and arrogance.


The whole package is just a wonderful escape from reality.

And the before backstitch picture?


I did something a bit different with this design: I tried to stitch colour by colour. (Tried, since I'd occasionally miss a few stitches and had to go back.) But on the whole I was rather successful. So enjoy the show about adding one colour can sometimes make a big difference and sometimes can barely be visible.


TitleThe Runekeeper Saga
DesignerDragon Dreams
Start dateJune 10, 2010
Finish dateMarch 13, 2011
Total time80.5 hours
Fabric28 ct White lugana
Floss As charted
Changes All the squares now have the same border

30 comments:

gracie said...

The backstitching always adds so much...good job!

Lenka said...

I came up very beautifully! I like the color preview :)

Lynn said...

All that backstitching really brings things to life doesn't it? Just the same, I'm glad it was you doing it and not me!

Ranae said...

A very cool piece

Cindy's Stitching said...

What a beautiful piece. I have never seen this pattern before.

Annie said...

Backstitching does make the design pop. But you know, I like it both ways!

Rachel said...

Wow, it's amazing!! :)

Pumpkin said...

Wow! That was quick! Congrats on your finish :o) I love how you did the slide show with the introduction of different colors.

Kristen said...

I am amazed at how fast it took you!! Nice. I love those books too.

Karyn said...

I am a huge fan of fantasy as well so I am loving this piece. The backstitch looks wonderful!

Carol said...

You must have worked all weekend to get all that backstitching finished up! It really adds so much to the finish and what an interesting approach to the stitching process :)
Great job, Blu!!

Ziggyeor said...

Wow you backstitched pretty quickly! I love the finished piece but I really like your slide show of the progress.

Оля said...

My congratulation with finish! this is good work!!!))) I love it!

nima said...

wow...awesome...the only thing that motivates me to do backstitch is that it gives life to the pattern...lovely work

Lesleyanne said...

Congratulations on your finish. I too like it both ways.

Marlene said...

Back stitch is a pain, but boy it does make a difference, I have never seen a pattern like this, I love this pstitching.

Sally said...

What a fantastic finish!

Cath said...

Fantastic finish , Well done .X

Kttycat said...

Great finish!

Giovanna said...

It's awesome - congratulations!!

Siobhan said...

Fantastic finish!

Berit said...

Wow, the slide show is really fun to watch! :D Great finish. I do think I like some of the squares more before backstitching; There are good points to with and w/o

Joysze said...

What a huge different the backstitching made. It's beautiful, Blu!!!!! I have a tendency to stitch 1 color at a time too... hate switching threads. :)

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Looks amazing finished!

Aurelia Eglantine said...

I love reading fantasy too :) Thanks so much for the slideshow! I've never seen someone stitch a work like that, adding one colour at a time, and it's *very* neat and inspirational to watch! Your stitching is wonderful, and so is your backstitching! Beautiful finish!

Valentina said...

I love it! So much that I'm thinking of making it too! Thanks for sharing this great finish!

Lindsay said...

Beautiful finish, Congratulations

Makes me want to get mine out of the drawer and finish it

Smily said...

Very interesting! Looks great!

claire93 said...

that's a gorgeous project - well done !

Meari said...

That is really cool!