Friday, July 29, 2016

6 out of 10

That's right. I have finally finished the 6th out of 10 pages of Baker Beach. 
Now I need to work on the four pages to the left of what is completed. I have adjusted the scroll bars to expose the next area to be stitch. 
I also put in a grid of green thread. That way I will more easily be able to keep track of where I am. Oh how I am looking forward to stitching with blue again. The last ten colors that I was working with were variations of brown and orange. 
I have managed to get a little bit of a start on that beautiful blue. I am excited now. There are still 4 more full pages to stitch, but I think I may be able to finish this by the end of 2017. When I started this picture, I never thought it would take quite this long, but now I am much more realistic.

I will be joining Kathy for some Slow Sunday Stitching. On Monday I will join the Stitchery Link Party at Super Mom - No Cape. Pop on over to these sites to see what other bloggers are stitching.

Thanks for stopping by!

23 comments:

mamasmercantile said...

It is looking amazing, I admire your patience.

Shami Immanuel said...

Great progress. I am working on a 43 pages chart and I have decided to finish within two years. But after started stitching it seems that it might took more ten years. I am on page 7 now after 8 months.

Renee said...

I just love seeing your updates. It is beautiful!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

I always enjoy seeing the progress on this :)

The Cozy Quilter said...

The back looks as good as the front! Page 7 is off to a great start!

JoanG said...

I know what you mean about working in a limited range of colors. I did a pumpkin piece that must have had 35 different shades of orange and brown. I thought I'd go cross-eyed before I could shift to the green stem. Your piece is looking wonderful and I enjoy seeing how it progresses from week to week.

Scrap and quilts said...

Keep the pictures of your progress coming as I love to see the progress too. It's always easy to keep going on a project, sometimes the going gets tough, but you are doing a wonderful job. Enjoy the blues! ;^)

Jennifer said...

This is so amazingly beautiful. Love seeing your progress.

thecraftycreek.com said...

Wow! It looks amazing, I love seeing your progress :-)

Sarah said...

It's so interesting watching your progress. And it is looking beautiful! If I'm honest I'm in awe of your patience.....not sure I could do it!

Quilter Kathy said...

Sometimes if we knew how long the journey would become, we wouldn't start at all!
So glad you didn't know and just began!
Way to go!

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Green thread grid is a brilliant idea! So great to see your progress on this piece.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Wow--your cross stitch project is amazing--glad you are still plugging along--it will be worth it in the end!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I've tried to start a few larger cross stitch projects, but, I abandon them quickly. I can do tiny ones. It's too hard for me to keep up with where I am. Yours looks really nice.

Kaja said...

You are so patient! It seems to be paying off as you are making great progress - hang in there. :-)

karen said...

won't be long now (!). congrats on the progress, you must be getting quite excited now!

Tiffstitch said...

Woohoo!! Congrats on finishing 6/10 pages, that's awesome. It looks fantastic.

Dee said...

Wow! That is a HUGE and detailed project. It is going to be beautiful!!!

Angie in SoCal said...

Gorgeous! One of my favorite cities. Thanks for linking to WIPs Be Gone so I could come over and see your beautiful work.

Jennie in GA said...

Oh, my, Cathie!!! How gorgeous. I can't even imagine an undertaking like this.

Laura said...

Wow! It looks great! Let me take back all my complaining about how long Needle Guardian was taking me!

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

Fantastic work! You are on the downhill run now! Enjoy the pretty colours.

desertskyquilts said...

Oh! I didn't realize there was more to the scene! Well, now it makes sense that you weren't as close to finished as some of us thought! The part that's done is a masterpiece of its own.