LOTR Middle Earth Map

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LOTR Middle Earth Map

Postby carand88 » Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:04 am

It's been a loooooong time since I've posted anything.....or stitched anything. I've been super busy these last few years getting married, going back to college, and getting obsessed with knitting. I'm working on a Dr. Who scarf for a friend that's almost done so I'm getting anxious to start something big cross stitch wise. There's been a project on the back of my mind I've been wanting to stitch and I finally have the resources and ambition to do it. It's this (https://www.etsy.com/listing/480769142/middle-earth-map-cross-stitch-pattern?ref=shop_home_active_5&frs=1) pattern. It's a HAED pattern and it's HUGE!! The fabric I'm stitching it on is 36 ct over 2 and it's going to be about 32x41 inches. It's the biggest thing I've ever attempted to stitch and I'm nervous. I've made a start on it and this is day 1 of stitching.

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Size reference of the piece of fabric. (BTW do NOT buy anything from Silkweavers. It took them TWO MONTHS to get the fabric to me and I live in the same country they're based in.)

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I will try to keep you all posted. No guarantees. I'm still technically busy with school.

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Re: LOTR Middle Earth Map

Postby Firehawke » Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:55 am

It will be fun to watch this project grow...have fun stitching!

How many colors does it have?
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Re: LOTR Middle Earth Map

Postby Pyper » Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:33 pm

That should keep you busy for a while :p It will be amazing when its done :)
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Re: LOTR Middle Earth Map

Postby blackmageheart » Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:54 pm

Long time no see, carand! Best of luck with the new project, it looks BIIIIIIGGGGGG :D
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Re: LOTR Middle Earth Map

Postby carand88 » Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:30 pm

My project is progressing well. This is my progress at the end of my second weekend.

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I might be farther along, except my cat insists on sitting in my lap whenever I'm stitching. No pic of that. Maybe next time.

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Re: LOTR Middle Earth Map

Postby FireKraken » Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:05 am

Great progress! That will look amazing when done. Cats make great crafting "assistants". Looking forward to seeing more of your updates.

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Re: LOTR Middle Earth Map

Postby Firehawke » Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:02 am

It's looking great!

How many colors does it have?

Have fun working on it!
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Re: LOTR Middle Earth Map

Postby carand88 » Sat Mar 30, 2019 4:51 am

It's 63 colors. There's a few that have fewer than 50 stitches to them, so that'll be fun. I'm done with the top half of page 1. It's slow going, but it's a method I've never done before. Changing colors so often is time consuming, even if it is for just one stitch.

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And as promised, a picture of my stitching buddy....impeding my stitching time, lol.

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Re: LOTR Middle Earth Map

Postby Firehawke » Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:12 am

That's a nice amount of colors...and good luck with all of the color changes! Confetti stitches can be quite entertaining at times! :P

What a pretty stitching buddy!
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Re: LOTR Middle Earth Map

Postby carand88 » Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:35 pm

End of weekend four. My wrist is bothering me, or else I would have done a little more. Wrist pain is probably more to do with work than with this project, but I'm sure it's not helping.

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