So, as you may, or may not, know, I’m stitching a painting that was charted and put out for free as images. It’s a painting by John Collier done in 1899 called The Land Baby. It’s a lovely piece of a mermaid and her land bound daughter. I’d like to think she was waiting to give her little one her first swimming lessons since she’s waiting by the water’s edge with her tail in the shallows while her daughter, on two legs, is coming towards her.
Anyway, I’m working this piece on 18 count white Aida, and here is what it looked like last time I posted:
Here’s where I’m at now with only 1 1/2 blocks left of the column I’m currently working on:
It appears Mr. Collier even gave his mermaid a scar on her bum. Not sure how else to explain the light stitching that’s in a crescent shape on her right buttock. I even double checked the chart to make sure the color was correct, and it was so….
This piece is in two parts divided down the middle into left and right sides. I’m halfway done with the left side.
I’ve already decided I’m going to frame this piece, and I’ve begun searching for the right frame.
See you on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!!!
2 thoughts on “Stitching Saturday: Land Baby Pt. 7”
It’s looking amazing so far! Every time I see your update on this project, I’m impressed with the amount of patience you must have to work on such a large piece. Good going!
This is 18ct so it’s smaller than I’d done before this, but I’m liking it. I don’t find it hard to stitch on despite the small squares. I’m actually considering getting some even weave fabric when I’ve saved up enough money. Aida is the cheapest fabric I can get on my current budget.
I’m still loving this piece and seeing it come alive under my needle.
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