Monday, June 13, 2016

Twilight Duel Update #10 June 2016

Wow! The 2nd Monday of June is here already. Can you believe this year is almost half over already?!

It is time for an update on my Heaven and Earth Designs Twilight Duel cross stitch, based upon artwork by Ruth Thompson.  

This is how it looked on May 8th - just after completing the 22nd color on page 4 for the challenge on the New Official Heaven and Earth Designs Facebook Group. (Please pretend the text on this photo reads August 30, 2015 - not 2016.)

I finished the challenge on May 16th. For the Cross Country/Confetti Challenge we were required to stitch a full page completing one full color before beginning another. Unless I forgot to record a color, there were 49 colors on page 4.

I don't know about you, but I LOVE the way the sky looks around the black dragon's wing!

This is also my 9 month photo, as I did not add more stitches before the 30th.

I've only added a few hundred stitches since then, so it's a bit hard to see the difference. However, 2,439 stitches have been added since the last update. 

For those that like the statistics:

Percent complete:
Project: 14.26%           (It was 12.61%)
Page 1: 100% - Done!
Page 2: 58.84%            (It was 58.15%)
Page 3: 11.4%              (It was 8.53%)
Page 4: 100% - Done! (It was 71.47%)
Page 5: 1.83%             (It was 1.62%)
Page 7: 2.7%               (Same)
Page 10: 0.25%           (It was 0.22%)

I am linking up with Stitchery Link Party #62 at Super Mom - No Cape! I encourage you to visit to see the free embroidery pattern and to discover what other bloggers have been working on this week. 

Of the finishes shared last week I fell completely in love with the nativity shared by NeedledMom. I hope to find time someday to stitch myself. I believe the chart is "Oh Holy Night Nativity" by Stoney Creek. If you missed the post, I encourage you to check it out. 

If you do any hand embroidery and have a blog, I encourage you to link up and join the fun!

Thank you for stopping by!  -Renee


Justine said...

This one is really coming along and the shading is gorgeous around the wing - you're so right! Thanks for the link to Mary's blog too, her Nativity finish is amazing.

Deb said...

It is hard to fathom how many stitches have been made so far, I have several Ruth Thompson prints it may be time to move on to her cross stitch.

KimM said...

DOn't know how you possibly work on such a detailed design. It's going to be beautiful.

Needled Mom said...

This piece is so stunning. You have made great progress on it too. I am really looking forward to seeing the finish on this one.

Thanks for the shout out on my nativity piece. Yes, it is a Stoney Creek design. I fell in love with it when I saw it and am so pleased to now call it a finish.

Queeniepatch said...

Yes, it is difficult to believe that half the year has passed.
You have made good use of your time and the cross stitch is looking better and better. I agree that part of the sky is beautiful.

Christine Barnsley said...

This is looking fabulous Renee, you must be very pleased with the progress you are making! Such a dramatic scene! Christine x

CathieJ said...

This is so pretty and I agree with you that the sky looks beautiful around the black wing.

AnaCristina said...

Thank you for coment in

Congratulations for you too!! Good week!!

Renee said...

Deb, it is a lot of stitches. I try not to think about the number remaining. ;) Heaven and Earth Designs has charted several of Ruth Thompson's beauties. If you do decide to stitch one, I will look forward to following your progress!

Anonymous said...

I'm a little late to the party, but so impressed. I DO love the way the sky looks around the black dragon's wing! You continue to push on a bit at a time, and look how far you've come!

Tiffstitch said...

Progress is progress on these and glad it's moving along well for you!

Chitra Gangadharan said...

wonderful progress. it always interesting to read your posts. I do love the statistics and enjoy your progress. the piece is stunning.

Renee said...

Thank you, Chitra! On a piece this big, seeing the statistics helps me see I've made progress and keeps me motivated. :)

Createology said...

Your stitching talents are beautiful. Now I am following your Pinterest CQ board. Thank you for the encouragement. Embracing Creative Bliss...

Sheryl S. said...

So many stitches, love seeing your progress and how the pic develops

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I don't know which project I would love more - your amazing dragons or the nativity! Talk about heirloom