Teresa Wentzler's Peacock Tapestry

 

I have a personal rule that I can't have more than one TW design going on at a time... this is my latest project.

This project took me 174.5 hours, spread out over three years.

This is what the finished model looks like.

 



Nice Tail! 30 hours so far.

 

    
Here she is after the "horrible highlighter incident".                         A close up of the mess.


Luckily for the culprit, it all washed out!

 


A close up of the corner block.

 


60 hours stitching time.

 


88 hours stitching time.

You can see that I've altered the border a bit.  On English Garden Sampler there is another border inside the outer border that is the gathered harvest cutwork stitch.  Since I want to hang these two pieces together, I decided to add a cutwork border to Peacock Tapestry.  It will be ten threads high, plus the two threads for the interior cross-stitches.  I won't actually do the cutwork until the entire sampler is finished.  The secondary benefit to adding this cutwork border is that I make the interior image twenty threads smaller in width and height.  I'll work from the peacock outwards, which means I'll just lose the very edges of the design.  The grouse bird at the bottom will still be there!  (I checked.)  That's a lot less cross-stitching to do.  :)


In January 2005, I decided I needed to start a rotation.  I hadn't touched it since that last 88 hours progress picture! Therefore, I'll be stitching on Peacock Tapestry for two weeks out of each months.   Here is the first week's progress:

101 hours and 15 minutes stitching time.

This week I finished up the border, and started the bottom grass and tree trunk.

 

 

February 2005 First Week Rotation

This week I finished the bottom grass, the central trees, and started on the peacock body.

Here is a close up of this weeks stitching.  Can you see the little bird in the bottom left corner?

 


February 2005 Second Week Rotation

This week I finished all the stitching on the peacock.  (Backstitching to be done after I finish the pear leaves.)  I also finished the left side of the branch, and the pear trees below the branch that are printed on the same page as the peacock.

Close up of the top of the peacock.  Aren't the blues vibrant?  The blending filament adds a nice sheen, but doesn't photograph well.

This week's pear leaves!

 

 

March 2005 First Week Rotation

This week I made a lot of progress on Pear Leaves, finishing two complete pages of leaves.  I think it's so pretty!  We all had the flu this week so I didn't get a ton of stitching time.

 


March 2005 Second Week Rotation

More progress on pear leaves this week.  I only have three pages left that have symbols on them I need to stitch!


April 2005 Rotation

I finished it this week!

Here's a close-up of the cutwork border, as well as my name:


Here's a chart of the time spent stitching the individual parts thus far:

Border Bottom 15.25
Border Cutwork 5.5
Border Sides 32.25
Border Top 13.75
Bottom Grass 10.25
Grouse 0.5
Middle Trees 9.75
Peacock Body 5.25
Peacock Tail 32.75
Peacock Total 38.5
Pear Tree WIP 47.75

Below are the individual hours that I've been stitching. 

Peacock Tapestry Time Sheet
Date Start Time End Time Time    Stitched Total Time Notes
10/23/2002 4:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 0.5 0.5 Tail
10/23/2002 9:00 p.m. 11:15 p.m. 2.25 2.75 Tail
10/24/2002 4:45 p.m. 5:15 p.m. 0.5 3.25 Tail
10/24/2002 9:00 p.m. 11:15 p.m. 2.25 5.5 Tail
10/25/2002 4:00 p.m. 5:15 p.m. 1.25 6.75 Tail
10/25/2002 10:45 p.m. 11:45 p.m. 1 7.75 Tail
10/26/2002 2:45 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 1.75 9.5 Tail
10/26/2002 11:20 p.m. 12:20 a.m. 1 10.5 Tail
10/27/2002 4:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 3 13.5 Tail
11/2/2002 5:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 0.5 14 Tail
11/7/2002 3:00 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 0.5 14.5 Tail
11/7/2002 10:00 p.m. 1:00 a.m. 3 17.5 Tail
12/14/2002 3:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 2 19.5 Tail
12/14/2002 7:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m. 2 21.5 Tail
12/15/2002 2:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 1 22.5 Tail
12/15/2002 7:00 p.m. 12:00 a.m. 5 27.5 Tail
12/16/2002 3:45 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 0.75 28.25 Tail
12/17/2002 1:45 p.m. 2:45 p.m. 1 29.25 Tail
12/17/2002 10:00 p.m. 11:30 p.m. 1.5 30.75 Tail
12/18/2002 5:15 p.m. 6:45 p.m. 1.5 32.25 Tail - BS
12/19/2002 3:30 p.m. 3:45 p.m. 0.25 32.5 Tail - BS
12/19/2002 8:45 p.m. 9:00 p.m. 0.25 32.75 Tail - BS
12/19/2002 11:00 p.m. 2:00 a.m. 3 35.75 Border - B
12/22/2002 8:00 p.m. 8:15 p.m. 0.25 36 Border - B
12/22/2002 10:00 p.m. 1:15 a.m. 3.25 39.25 Border - B
12/23/2002 9:00 p.m. 9:15 p.m. 0.25 39.5 Border - B
12/24/2002 3:15 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 0.25 39.75 Border - B
1/4/2003 7:45 p.m. 9:15 p.m. 1.5 41.25 Border - B
1/4/2003 10:30 p.m. 11:15 p.m. 0.75 42 Border - Sides
1/5/2003 10:00 p.m. 10:15 p.m. 0.25 42.25 Border - T
1/6/2003 5:45 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 1.25 43.5 Border - T
1/6/2003 6:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 1 44.5 Border - T
1/6/2003 8:30 p.m. 8:45 p.m. 0.25 44.75 Border - T
1/6/2003 8:45 p.m. 10:00 p.m. 1.25 46 Border - T
1/6/2003 11:45 p.m. 12:30 a.m. 0.75 46.75 Border - T
1/7/2003 12:30 a.m. 3:15 a.m. 2.75 49.5 Border - T
1/7/2003 10:00 p.m. 10:15 p.m. 0.25 49.75 Border - T
1/8/2003 4:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 1 50.75 Border - T
1/8/2003 11:45 p.m. 12:30 a.m. 0.75 51.5 Border - T
1/13/2003 1:15 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 1.75 53.25 Border - T
1/13/2003 3:00 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 0.5 53.75 Border - T
1/22/2003 6:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. 2 55.75 Border - T
2/16/2003 2:15 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 4.25 60 Border - Sides
2/21/2003 10:30 p.m. 12 midnight 1.5 61.5 Border - Sides
3/2/2003 11:00 p.m. 12 midnight 1 62.5 Border - B
3/3/2003 3:45 p.m. 4:15 p.m. 0.5 63 Border - B
3/3/2003 10:15 p.m. 12:30 a.m. 2.25 65.25 Border - B
3/4/2003 3:45 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 0.75 66 Border - B
3/4/2003 8:15 p.m. 10:00 p.m. 1.75 67.75 Border - B
3/4/2003 10:30 p.m. 11:00 p.m. 0.5 68.25 Border - B
3/4/2003 11:30 p.m. 12 midnight 0.5 68.75 Border - Cutwork
3/23/2003 3:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 3 71.75 Border - Cutwork
3/23/2003 10:30 p.m. 11:00 p.m. 0.5 72.25 Border - Sides
3/25/2003 7:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. 1 73.25 Border - Sides
3/26/2003 5:15 p.m. 5:45 p.m. 0.5 73.75 Border - Sides
3/27/2003 10:15 p.m. 12 noon 1.75 75.5 Border - Sides
3/27/2003 4:30 p.m. 5:45 p.m. 1.25 76.75 Border - Sides
3/28/2003 8:30 p.m. 9:00 p.m. 0.5 77.25 Border - Sides
3/28/2003 10:30 p.m. 12:45 a.m. 2.25 79.5 Border - Sides
6/29/2003 3:30 p.m. 3:45 p.m. 0.25 79.75 Border - Sides
7/1/2003 7:45 p.m. 10:15 p.m. 2.5 82.25 Border - Sides
9/27/2003 7:30 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 1.5 83.75 Border - Sides
9/27/2003 4:00 p.m. 4:45 p.m. 0.75 84.5 Border - Sides
9/28/2003 8:45 p.m. 10:30 p.m. 1.75 86.25 Border - Sides
10/1/2003 7:30 p.m. 8:15 p.m. 0.75 87 Border - Sides
10/1/2003 9:15 p.m. 9:30 p.m. 0.25 87.25 Border - Sides
10/1/2003 10:15 p.m. 11:00 p.m. 0.75 88 Border - Sides
1/18/2005 9:15 p.m. 9:30 p.m. 0.25 88.25 Border - Sides
1/18/2005 10:15 p.m. 2:00 a.m. 3.75 92 Border - Sides
1/19/2005 5:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 0.5 92.5 Border - Sides
1/19/2005 7:15 p.m. 9:30 0.25 92.75 Border - Sides
1/20/2005 9:30 p.m. 10:30 p.m. 1 93.75 Border - Sides
1/20/2005 11:30 p.m. 1:45 a.m. 2.25 96 Border - Sides
1/21/2005 10:45 a.m. 11:30 a.m. 0.75 96.75 Border - Sides
1/21/2005 3:30 p.m. 4:15 p.m. 0.75 97.5 Border - Sides
1/21/2005 4:15 p.m. 5:15 p.m. 1 98.5 Tree Trunk
1/22/2005 3:00 p.m. 4:15 p.m. 1.25 99.75 Tree Trunk
1/22/2005 11:00 p.m. 12:30 a.m. 1.5 101.25 Bottom Grass
2/5/2005 9:15 p.m. 1:15 a.m. 4 105.25 Bottom Grass
2/6/2005 2:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 1 106.25 Bottom Grass
2/6/2005 6:15 p.m. 7:15 p.m. 1 107.25 Bottom Grass
2/6/2005 8:15 p.m. 10:30 p.m. 2.25 109.5 Bottom Grass
2/6/2005 10:45 p.m. 11:15 p.m. 0.5 110 Grouse
2/6/2005 11:15 p.m. 11:45 p.m. 0.5 110.5 Bottom Grass - BS
2/7/2005 10:15 a.m. 11:15 a.m. 1 111.5 Middle Trees Grass
2/7/2005 10:00 p.m. 10:45 p.m. 0.75 112.25 Middle Trees Grass
2/9/2005 8:15 p.m. 9:00 p.m. 0.75 113 Middle Trees Trunks
2/9/2005 10:45 p.m. 1:30 a.m. 2.75 115.75 Middle Tree Leaves
2/11/2005 10:00 p.m. 1:45 a.m. 3.75 119.5 Middle Tree Leaves
2/12/2005 11:00 p.m. 11:45 p.m. 0.75 120.25 Middle Tree Leaves
2/12/2005 11:45 p.m. 12:30 a.m. 0.75 121 Peacock Body
2/21/2005 6:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 0.5 121.5 Peacock Body
2/21/2005 9:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m. 1 122.5 Peacock Body
2/21/2005 10:30 p.m. 11:15 p.m. 0.75 123.25 Peacock Body
2/23/2005 8:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 2 125.25 Peacock Body
2/24/2005 8:15 p.m. 10:45 p.m. 2.5 127.75 Tree Branch
2/25/2005 4:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 0.5 128.25 Tree Branch
2/25/2005 5:00 p.m. 5:15 p.m. 0.25 128.5 Pear Tree
2/25/2005 5:45 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 0.75 129.25 Pear Tree
2/25/2005 9:15 p.m. 11:30 p.m. 2.25 131.5 Pear Tree
3/1/2005 10:15 p.m. 11:15 p.m. 1 132.5 Pear Tree
3/4/2005 4:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 1.5 134 Pear Tree
3/4/2005 6:45 p.m. 11:45 p.m. 5 139 Pear Tree
3/5/2005 12:45 p.m. 1:15 p.m. 0.5 139.5 Pear Tree
3/5/2005 7:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. 1 140.5 Pear Tree
3/5/2005 8:30 p.m. 10:00 p.m. 1.5 142 Pear Tree
3/12/2005 6:00 p.m. 6:45 p.m. 0.75 142.75 Pear Tree
3/13/2005 3:00 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 0.5 143.25 Pear Tree
3/13/2005 3:30 p.m. 3:45 p.m. 0.25 143.5 Peacock Body
3/13/2005 3:45 p.m. 4:15 p.m. 0.5 144 Pear Tree
3/14/2005 9:30 p.m. 10:15 p.m. 0.75 144.75 Pear Tree
3/17/2005 7:00 p.m. 9:15 p.m. 2.25 147 Pear Tree
3/18/2005 8:45 p.m. 11:00 p.m. 2.25 149.25 Pear Tree
3/19/2005 9:30 p.m. 12:30 a.m. 3 152.25 Pear Tree
4/9/2005 7:15 p.m. 8:15 p.m. 1 153.25 Pear Tree
4/10/2005 7:45 p.m. 8:15 p.m. 0.5 153.75 Pear Tree
4/10/2005 9:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m. 1 154.75 Pear Tree
4/11/2005 12:15 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 0.75 155.5 Pear Tree
4/11/2005 4:30 p.m. 4:45 p.m. 0.25 155.75 Pear Tree
4/11/2005 6:15 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 1.25 157 Pear Tree
4/11/2005 7:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. 2 159 Pear Tree
4/11/2005 11:45 p.m. 1:45 p.m. 2 161 Pear Tree
4/11/2005 8:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. 1 162 Pear Tree
4/11/2005 9:45 p.m. 11:00 p.m. 1.25 163.25 Pear Tree
4/11/2005 11:15 a.m. 11:45 a.m. 0.5 163.75 Pear Tree
4/12/2005 1:30 p.m. 1:45 p.m. 0.25 164 Pear Tree
4/12/2005 2:30 p.m. 3:45 p.m. 1.25 165.25 Pear Tree
4/12/2005 4:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 2 167.25 Pear Tree
4/12/2005 6:45 p.m. 7:15 p.m. 0.5 167.75 Pear Tree
4/12/2005 7:45 p.m. 8:45 p.m. 1 168.75 Pear Tree
4/13/2005 10:15 a.m. 11:30 a.m. 0.75 169.5 Pear Tree
4/13/2005 1:00 p.m. 1:45 p.m. 0.75 170.25 Pear Tree
4/14/2005 1:00 p.m. 1:45 p.m. 0.75 171 Pear Tree
4/15/2005 4:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 0.5 171.5 Peacock Body
4/15/2005 7:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. 1 172.5 Beading
4/16/2005 10:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. 2 174.5 Cutwork Border

 


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