Saturday, September 26, 2009

2 down, 43 to go!

Whew! I'm glad to be back stitching again. As I was recovering from surgery, the desire to stitch was totally gone and I was worried it might not come back. It did, however and I'm back on this project again.

Here is where I was on the Drunkenness of Noah before I took my break.

Every other scene of the central panels has this border on it, with the scene in the center. If you look at the lower right corner, you can see that most of the figure is missing. I looked at pictures of the actual art and it appears there was some repair work done and the art was lost. I haven't been able to find the specifics. If anyone knows, I'd be interested to read about it.

Here is the center, or the actual scene finished. It's a bit of an annoyance to me, as I can't find any pictures anywhere of these scenes that have any detail to them and I like to refer to pictures as I work. I'll attempt to fix that for any stitcher who happens on this blog in the future so you can actually see the detail.

It's interesting to see these pictures in such an intimate way. For instance, what's the significance of the man on the left, with the shovel?

Well, now I'm on to work on The Deluge. From what I've read from others, this is the most detailed of all the scenes. I've already had to reprint the chart to enlarge it because of all the fractional stitches. Wish me luck!


  1. Hey Sheri, it's looking great so far! Here's some great pictures of the ceiling.

    Here's the close up of the one you just worked on.

  2. Great work Sheri!
    This piece is sooooo remarkable in that there is sooo much to look at. It is definitely intriguing and makes me want to delve into the history associated with the original painting.

    With all those lovely bright colours, this piece must be a joy to stitch on :)

    Looking forward to seeing more!