As promised yesterday, we now have a spot where you can share your own photos of your progress on your Secret Garden Embroidery Projects!
For this project, I decided to use a dedicated group on Flickr for photo sharing. The reason for the choice is that we’re more interested, I think, in photo sharing and some discussion, rather than discussion and some photo sharing.
Flickr is a free photo sharing site, and it’s a little easier to use than some of the other options (like the Ask & Share here on Needle ‘n Thread). It’s easy to find all the photos in one group on Flickr, for example. And it’s easy to upload photos.
So I set up a group on Flickr called Secret Garden Embroidery, and there, you can share your photos of your project progress, make comments on them, and join in discussions in the group discussion area.
The group is open to anyone, but I’m asking that the photos shared are only of Secret Garden embroidery related projects. Otherwise, if people start sharing all types of embroidery projects, the rest of us have to weed through them all to find the relevant photos.
If you post pictures or ask a question in the group discussion area and you want me to notice it right away, you might have to drop me a line. I will try to check the group every day or so, but I can’t guarantee that I will. I’ll catch up on it when I have time to browse through any additions and activity.
That being said, if you do have questions about the project, I prefer that they’re asked here on Needle ‘n Thread in the comments sections or via email directly to me. The Flickr group is more of a peripheral offering.
Secret Garden Embroidery Project Stats
How about some random stats about the Secret Garden Hummingbirds project?
There are 43 articles relating to this project on Needle ‘n Thread. You’ll find them all chronologically listed in the Secret Garden Project Index. (I updated it this morning!)
There are 215 photos relating to the project published on Needle ‘n Thread.
I’ve taken 982 photos. Thank goodness for digital cameras!
I’ve used 19 colors of DMC stranded cotton floss on the project so far. Of those colors, 3 colors of green have required more than one skein. 2 colors of green have required more than 2 skeins. Definitely a lot of green on the project!
So far, I’ve used 10 different stitches on the project: long & short stitch, split stitch, satin stitch, pistil stitch, fly stitch, cretan stitch, fishbone stitch, seed stitch, straight stitch, and French knots.
Hours spent on the project? Well, I haven’t kept strict track of the stitching time, but I’d estimate around 100, maybe a little more, on everything relating to the stitching of the project. Add another 80 hours, to include blogging the project (editing photos, writing articles, etc.)
Well, if you’re working your way through a Secret Garden project with your needle and thread, feel free to join the Secret Garden Embroidery Group of Flickr and share your progress! I’m looking forward to seeing how everyone’s coming along – and I’m doubly eager to see different interpretations of the project!
If you’d like to follow along with the Secret Garden Hummingbirds project, you can find all the articles relating to this project arranged in chronological order in the Secret Garden Project Index.