Something else I've always loved- van Gogh paintings. Now I know I am not the only one here. My favorite one of all time is Starry Night. I did a copy of it in art senior year. We had to use construction paper in a unique way to reproduce a painting. First time I got an A I think, lol.
About a year ago I was looking online for free cross stitch patterns. I may love to do it but I do not love to pay for the patterns! I found this site. She not only has Starry Night but also Fourteen Sunflowers, another awesome van Gogh painting. In fact I tried to do that one once, I think I got two pages in and then all I could see was yellow, and I had to stop, lol. So, I decided I would have a go at Starry Night. As much as I love this painting, I figured I would really keep with it better. And I did. I managed to complete an entire page, and a good portion of the main black tree thing. I was going along at a great pace. Soccer practice makes for a great time for stitching. I did goof and got the wrong size canvas. Actually, I was so anxious to start that I just grabbed the canvas I had on hand, 11 count aida I think. I realized that it wouldn't be big enough but figured I could just add more canvas as needed.
After roughly 3 months of working on it, this is how far I got. Looking pretty good, right? You can see at the bottom that I was going to have to add some height to it. That was the bottom of row two and there are 3 rows. But that wasn't going to be a problem. I was quite happy with it all.
|Can you see the hole?|
|About 2 weeks in.|