The stats: Started 1 September 2011. Finished 9 February 2016. 1173 stitching hours, 152,600 stitches. Stitched over one on 22ct Hardanger.
Next up is a Golden Kite design, Gossips by artist Daniel Ridgway Knight. The chart is available in blended colours or solid colours. I am doing the solid colours version. This design is even bigger than Spirit, at 400x 502 stitches wide, that's 200,800 stitches and on 22ct Hardanger the finished size will be 18.2" x 22.8". It has 185 colours, that's a lot of thread. Fortunately I have such a huge stash of thread I've only needed to buy a small quantity. I am busy kitting this up now.
Daniel Ridgway Knight was an American artist (1839-1924) who lived in France from 1872. His work focused mainly on the French peasants. He had a rather idyllic view of them, painting leisurely scenes rather than the reality of the hard lives they faced.
My sewing over the last couple of weeks has been repeat sewing. I made some more BurdaStyle culottes from 8/15 #131.
I stupidly made the invisible side zip far too long, its almost down to my knees instead of just past the bottom of the pocket. This creates a bit of bulk on the left side seam. These are made of rayon from Spotlight $24.89 for 2mx148cm.
I made 2 more Colette Sorbetto top. This one is made from leftover material, voile, rayon and gingham. There wasn't enough material to do a front pleat, so I ignored the pleat part on the pattern and put fold of fabric on inner pleat line. Cost $0