It's been a while since I've update progress on Eldar. I'm on page 9 now. Pages 8 and 9 have proven to be confetti heavy and have taken me much longer than anticipated. Or maybe my finishing speed has had more to do with the holidays and working on the house.
I started this project a year ago. I see the end in sight, and have hopes to finish this by the beginning of summer. I'm taking some vacation time next week, but I won't be able to stitch much because I promised Miss Kat that I'd finish her scrapbook/photo album by graduation. I need to spend some crunch time on that next week instead of stitching. Since we finished laying floor in Miss Kat's room, and moved her big stuff in, I was able to stitch for about an hour last night.
I think I needed to step back today and look at the big picture of this project again. I've gotten tunnel vision with this, and had forgotten what a big accomplishment this will be for me! You know, over all, I've enjoyed working on this. Sure I get frustrated with the thousands of color changes, and it annoys me to no end when I think I've stitched all of one particular color in an area and then find that ONE darn stitch that I missed. But still, this has been relatively enjoyable and relaxing for me.
I've thought about doing a normal sized Heaven and Earth Design, but it's taken me over a year to stitch a mini design. The bigger designs can run 30+ pages! I'm just not sure I'm ready to spend that much time on a project!
I'll be glad when Eldar is finished. This page, page 9, is the last of the full sized pages. The last 3 pages are about 1/3 of the size, so they should go fast. In the meantime, I think I'll take a minute and just sit back and appreciate what I've accomplished so far!