Friday, February 27, 2015

Ophelia: Second Post - Page 1 (Again)

So, the last time I blogged about Ophelia was April of 2012.  I'm sad to say that every time I started working on her I got frustrated with the 25ct, 2 over 1.  So, I decided to restart her, this time 1 over 1 on 25ct. magic guide, and, I must say, I'm much happier.

This time I took a picture halfway through the first page.

And the first page complete (again).

Project Stats:
Pattern: Ophelia
Original Artist: Jonathon Earl Bowser
Pattern by: Heaven and Earth Designs
Started Stitching: August 15, 2009
Restarted Stitching: January 1, 2015
Fabric: 25ct. White Magic Guide
Floss: DMC 1 over 1
Percentage: 2.32% complete
Pages: 1 of 54 complete
Stitches: 7840 out of 338,400 complete

Since I was over halfway through page 2, I decided to go down to page 7 instead, just to work on something "different".  And I'm already 40% through that page too.  As I said, I'm much happier with it now, it's easier to stitch and I don't have any problems with the coverage as of right now, of course the real test will be when I get to page 3 or 9, where there are really dark colors, but the darkish colors in these two pages are covering really well.


  1. Looks great that must be a huge project with 54 pages yikes! My current project is 42 pages 161,600 stitches and I feel like it's going to take forever!

  2. I've just compared the two and have to say that 1 over 1 is going to look so much better and more delicate than 2 over 1. Well done for taking the plunge and restarting her. She is beautiful and I shall enjoy watching her grow. :)

    1. I was going to put the two pictures together in the post, but realized how different the colors look due to lighting. I think I'll take a picture of them together, side by side, and post a good comparison later, perhaps in my next post on Ophelia.