Saturday, June 27, 2015

Ophelia: Sixth Post - Page 3

I've been waiting for this page, and now it's here / done.

I forced myself to do all the background first.  I figured that would motivate me to get it done faster so I could actually start stitching Ophelia.  I'm not sure how well it worked, but the background colors were 67% of the page, but only 12% of colors.

I finished the background and then was going to take a picture, and I forgot.  So instead this picture has all the background colors and two and half of Ophelia's colors.

I got a ton done the first night I worked on her, I might have stayed up really late.  I just have to show up to work, right, if I'm a zombie from stitching all night, that's acceptable, right? ;D

One interesting fact about this piece, there is no black in it.

So here's pretty much everything except the flowers, there's a few bits missing here and there, but they're mostly in the flowers.  Wait, another pic?  How many am I going to take?  What can I say, I'm actually stitching something other than background and I'm excited!

And I finished up the flowers tonight.

And here she is, finally started with the previous pages so you can, maybe, get a sense of the overall scale.
There are two more full pages and a very partial page left for the top row.

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: 11.11% complete
Pages: 5 of 54 complete
Stitches: 37,600 out of 338,400 complete

I'm not sure if I'm going to keep going to the next page or take a short break and work on Mermaids of the Deep Blue.


  1. It is very pretty! How exciting to reach her face/hair and the dress will be fun to stitch :)

  2. It will be great when you stitch her face, so far she looks great

  3. Beautiful stitching as always =) I love the colors and can't wait to see you stitching on Ophelia herself =)