Map Sampler – 2 days to go

MK Map Sampler - WIP

I pretty much have to get back to stitching STAT! but I wanted to show my progress. It’s been a non-stop stitchoramafest here for the last 5-ish days, living and breathing nothing but this project. I so wish it was finished. So much. I keep daydreaming about knitting and reading and knitting. I think when this is done, I will treat myself to a fun instant-gratification-type knitting project before I tackle the joy that is Christmas crafting (hint: those posts will probably be tagged with ‘panic’ as well).

Remind me not to leave projects this late before the deadline, ‘k? Thanks.

So this is how far I am now, with about two-three days to go. There’s lots of spaces left but they are now mostly small spaces. That means it’ll be tricky to come up with fill small enough for them, but faster to stitch.

Then I will stitch over all the borders in backstitch, big fat backstitch, in a very dark blue. You can get an idea of how that will look in this odd picture (sorry, taken as I worked in poor / weird light):

MK Map Sampler - WIP

I might start that soon, just to break up the fills because I’m starting to hit the wall a little now. I’m running out of ideas for stitch patterns and running out of the will do to anymore! Naw, I’m kidding … a little. I am awfully happy with it though. I bet it doesn’t look like much now with the areas all kind of blurring into each other, but I know adding the dark border lines in will really make each section pop and tie it all together.

Until then, here’s some close-ups of some of the ‘neighborhoods’ to keep you busy while I go back to stitching (click through to Flickr for bigger versions).

MK Map Sampler - WIP
MK Map Sampler - WIP
MK Map Sampler - WIP
MK Map Sampler - WIP

6 Comments on Map Sampler – 2 days to go

  1. RMW
    November 13, 2012 at 16:11 (6 years ago)

    Nice! Looks like stained glass.

  2. RMW
    November 13, 2012 at 16:12 (6 years ago)

    Oh, and try not to leave projects unfinished this close to the deadline. :-)

  3. lilirious
    November 13, 2012 at 21:52 (6 years ago)

    wow! your stitching is so even! very impressive! :D

  4. Baamekniits
    November 14, 2012 at 12:50 (6 years ago)

    It is going to be so beautiful when you are done, beautiful needlework

  5. deborah
    November 14, 2012 at 23:39 (6 years ago)

    love it love it love it — made me get all the blackwork books the library here had to offer, would you mind if I copied it to some degree? different map of course

  6. RMW
    November 16, 2012 at 00:34 (6 years ago)

    About your drawered floss box. I think I may have found similar ones. Go to the Maison Sajou website and look under -shop drawers-. They look similar, and there are 6 or 8 four drawerd varieties, though I have not looked at them all yet. :-)


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