Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Working on Altengamme by Martina Dey

Started thinking yesterday what to stitch next and I've settled on Altengamme by Martina Dey, which has been a long standing UFO, can't call it a WIP!  My first progress pictures of this were taken in March of 2005, so that's almost 5 years since I started it. My life got busy and I got sidetracked with other projects, and that's the way it went.

Anyway, I found the project very easily but then I couldn't remember where I'd stashed the chart and threads. After looking in several places I found it and set it up.  It takes extra wide rods and my husband made me a frame for my GripIt which accommodates 36" rods.  Did I mention this is one LARGE project!

So, after much setting up I finally got down to stitching last night. I do hope I can stick with it this time. It's really a very easy stitch, only two colors, but oh so large!  There's also quite a lot of chart errors but being a symmetrical pattern they are fairly easy to spot.

So, here's a picture of my progress and also one of what it will look like finished. Click on the picture for a larger view.

Wish me luck!


stitchinfiend said...

That is beautiful and is going to be gorgeous when you finish it.

Jo said...

Its beautiful, I'm sure the wet noodle threat will keep you at it. Just think how wonderful you'll feel when a 5yr UFO is done.

Beaupippin said...

You are making fantastice progress on this and I love it. Stick with, you'll soon be there! Well done.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

It's so lovely, and what, 2/3 finished? Think of like the Diamonds, One more motif before I go to bed :-). I think you'll finish it this time!

lenna said...

I love the border on this one. Good luck on your progress. I will be looking to see what you are doing.
God Bless ~

XSLaura said...

Oh wow that is a stunning piece. Can't wait to see your finish!

Mistylynn said...

oh i love this. what are the colors your using?