So, let me start with the details.........
This is a macro shot of a section of a much larger project that I am working on. It is counted cross stitch which is making thousands of "X" stitches on a piece of fabric. Nothing is printed on the fabric. I follow a very detailed chart and count threads for stitch placement. In this case the fabric is linen with 32 threads per inch and I place the Xs over 2 threads, so 16 stitches per inch, 256 Xs per square inch.
Panning back a bit, another hint of the big picture is revealed.
And this crinkly piece of fabric shows my progress so far. I had hoped to have it finished by July 29, the day my son Scott married Paula. I've done several of these projects over the years and one this complex usually takes nearly a year of pretty regular work to get finished. I started this one in February. Even spending entire weekends stitching till my eyes crossed I didn't quite make it.
No, this is not my piece finished, but is the photo that came with the pattern. It's what I will have when I do finish it. As you can see, I have quite a way to go. There are approximately 100,000 stitches in this project.
Now for the philosophical piece. If with every stitch I wish Scott and Paula a day of happiness they will be married for 274 years! I think they are off to a pretty good start since I have about 130 years worth already stitched.
Looking at the rarely seen details of something is always fascinating. Looking through the microscope during my high school science classes opened up worlds I never imagined. But looking at the details doesn't require a microscope. Visit Carmi's Thematic Photographic to see what he zeroed in on, then visit other participants' blogs. This group never disappoints with their variety of interpretations. Then, join in the fun and add your own!
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