Cross Stitching the Sun

In March and May’s Every Hour on the Hour posts, there has been a photo of my current cross stitching project. I’m working on a piece called “Celestial Gathering” on a dark navy blue canvas that measures 14 x 11 inches. Cross Stitching the Sun

I started off stitching the right side of the canvas, as the chart and key for the pattern was split up into two sheets. I finished stitching the moon in March, and stitched the constellations nearby the moon (Scorpio, Sagittarius, and Cancer). Then I added a galaxy, stars, lots of cloud-like stuff, and a planet. All of that was pretty much finished last month, and then I started stitching the sun.

Man, stitching this sun is not as easy as I thought it was going to be. There are so many shades of yellows, golds, oranges, and browns, and the rays of the sun extend so far out from the sun’s center that I’m hoping there will still be space left on the canvas for the rest of the celestial gathering! It’s coming together quite nicely though; the sun’s face can be distinguished and the rays are starting to look quite pronounced!


  1. says

    Wow…I wouldn’t have the patience for anything like that! Haha. It looks great so far. Make sure you post when it’s completed!!

  2. says

    From one cross stitcher to another, you might want to try gridding the fabric next time. It will make your counts easier. Also you might try starting in the center of the design & the fabric.

    It looks wonderful. Keep at it, you will make it. You are just at the stage where you think to yourself that you won’t be able to make it, but you will. Been there many of times myself.

    • says

      I’m not sure what you mean by gridding the fabric. I did start in the middle of the design and fabric, the pictured part of the sun is on the far left. The far right of the sun is centered, which is where I started, but that wasn’t part of the above image.


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