Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Hogwarts In A Bottle - 70 hours

Good afternoon all!

So here's Hogwarts again. For this session I wanted to concentrate on the left hand side, stitching more sky and hoping to get down to the castle itself. I just about made it, although did leave cheeky gaps in order to do so!

I also added a bit more backstitching and am especially pleased with the moon. As coincidence would have it, I'm listening to the audio of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban at the moment (I don't think I've previously mentioned that I usually listen to the Harry Potter audio books when I stitch on this) and have just reached the chapter where Snape covers for one of Lupin's Defence Against the Dark Arts classes, taking advantage of the opportunity to teach the students about werewolves. How's that for perfect timing!

Last time:

And this time:

And the full piece:

The bottom of the stitching just about marks the halfway point down the chart although, of course, not the half way point of the actual stitching. I'm now really looking forward to making progress on the castle itself. There's an awful lot of backstitching coming up, so watching the splodges of blues and browns turn into turrets, roofs, windows and walls will be immensely satisfying. I can't wait!

Take care,
Rachel x


Quilting Tangent said...

Looks great. With back stitching do you go 1 stitch at at a time or long stitches that lay on top? If 1 at a time how do you handle sharp angles?

Leonore Winterer said...

70 hours already! You made great progress.

Linda said...

More great progress Rachel.


Katie said...

Wow. Gorgeous progress. How cool the moon matched up with your part in the book. Meant to be.

The Crafty Princess said...

Wow Rachel I can't tell you how much I love this design. Amazing progress for 70 hours too!! It's absolute serendipity that you reached that part of the novel whilst stitching too. I've never listed to HP on audio, that would be totally cool. Is J.K. Rowling narrating?

xo Alicia

Sasha said...

I love seeing this one slowly come to life.

Astrids dragon said...

Ooh, the moon and werewolves, perfect timing! This is coming along beautifully, so nice to see the castle started.

Faith... said...

It looks awesome Rachel! I can't believe you have been working on it that long already but you are making great progress on it. I can't wait to see more of this one.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

This looks fabulous as you get into the buildings. Definitely worth doing the backstitch as you go!