Saturday, August 15, 2015

Ophelia: Eighth Post - Pages 9 & 10

I kept working on Ophelia, with the promise of her face, I just couldn't stay away.  I decided to stitch both pages 9 and 10 at the same time, as you could probably tell by my post title.  At first it was a little daunting after only doing a page at a time.  However, I did not want to split the two pages because the split went right through her left cheek.  While I cannot see any of the seams between my previous pages I still figured it was better to be safe than sorry.

I did my usual trick of stitching the background first, which really was not all that much.
That big blank area in the middle just reminded me of how much I had decided to take on.

I was going to go through and do some of the dark areas because they were easy to see on the fabric, but I then decided to do the most prominent color on these two pages which was a pink in her face, it made an outline of sorts so next I just filled it in.

And then I just started filling in here and there.  I just did certain colors as I felt like it.  I really don't have any rhyme or reason to which color I do next.  I focused on a few colors in her tiara, then I got bored of that and who knows what color I went to after that.
See those two random pink stitches below her chin?  Those are the only stitches of that color in the entire chart, so... yay, I completed a color!

So now these two pages combined are 52% done.  I'm not quite halfway through page 9, and over halfway through page 10.  Even as I look at this I'm trying to decide what color I'm going to work on next.  I think since it's so late I'm going to work on her tiara a bit.

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: 15.49% complete
Pages: 6 of 54 complete
Stitches: 52,411 out of 338,400 complete


  1. Gosh, you've done loads! Great decision to work on the pink, she really is starting to appear. Thanks for the link to the artwork too. Beautiful design.