Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Stars For A New Millenium

Like so many others, I am going to do Tony Minieri's Stars For A New Millenium.  I finally have accumulated most of the threads.  Of course, I changed the colors (I know you're surprised :-) ) and am returning to my old favorites aqua & copper.  I had quite a search to find the "right" shades & threads, but I think I've got it now.  I'm sure I'll be making changes as I go along. 

Next will be to get the eggshell canvas cut & mounted on stretcher bars & to figure out where I want to start!  I'm thinking of starting with the first square rather than the borders, but I have to study it some more now that I have all my threads. 

I don't know when I'll be able to start stitching this, and Jan (Thread Medley) is going to stitch one at the same time, like we did with Mediterranean Tile.  I imagine it'll be a few weeks or a month at least before we can get started on it.  Jan will be using a different color scheme too!


Anonymous said...

I've always wanted to do this piece and I'm glad we're going to be working on it at the same time! Yes, we expected you to change the colors and had a good idea what you would choose. It will be interesting to see how the Kreinik braid will look as we work on the squares. I haven't seen Kreinik used in the other versions I've seen online. Let the fun begin!

Donna said...

Fantastic colors. Always happy to see someone else jump into the pond with the masses working on this piece.

I think this is one amazing design to have held up so well that people still want to stitch it ten years later.

from Donna who is halfway done and fully expects Liz to finish hers before me

Sara Leigh said...

Your colors are beautiful! I fear you'll soon be leaving me in the dust with your progress on this.

Sara Leigh, still working on square number three. Sigh.