Stitching Saturday : The Land Baby

First off, let me tell you that despite everyone selling pdfs and other forms of this chart on Etsy and Ebay, this chart can be had for free. You can find it: The Land Baby by John Collier(1899). Instructions on how to print out the chart: How to Print Chart. I am sure the more tech savvy people can easily turn the images into a printable pdf as this is surely how the sellers have done it. Yes, this is in the public domain now, but I still don’t see myself paying for this chart if I don’t have to.

This the beginning of the full coverage piece. I am doing 20×20 blocks instead of 10×10 like many stitchers I’ve seen doing. If I did the 10×10 blocks, I’d go crazy. This is a great deal better. This is also the first time I have done a chart without starting from the middle. I marked out the block sections on the fabric after measuring out the sides.

I am using 2 strands of DMC Moline floss over 16ct white Aida. The finished size is supposed to be 9 3/8 inches wide by 11 7/8 inches high.

The chart is done in two pages with a third listing the colors needed for the project. There are 96 different colors!! I am amazed all those colors are going to be used in this project, but it is a true rendering of the original painting so I’m willing to do all the color changes required.

Next week, I’ll update you on my progress. I won’t be able to work on it a great deal due to all the other projects I have going on as well, but I will be working on it at least once a week.

See you on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!!


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