Da da da DAAAAA!
Can I express how satisfied I am to have finished this HUGE project?
90 colors of floss.
Hours of time.
But it's finished. I'm not sad to finish. It's very fulfilling and satisfying to finish. This hasn't been my most difficult project. By difficult, I'm thinking of those projects with lots and lots of 1/2 stitches and 3/4 stitches with lots and lots of backstitiching that you have to count out exactly or rip and start over repeatedly. But it was difficult in the amount of short sections with lots of color changes. The blocks at the top of the project had the biggest run of single color blocks. The dragons the least. I can't tell you how often I'd finish stitching a color and then realizing that there was ONE stupid stitch of this color in this next section. ONE STUPID STITCH. Sometimes I'd pull that floss color back out of the box and stitch that one stitch in the correct color. Other times, I admit, I looked at the picture, at where we were in the picture, and I'd substitute a color (usually the one I was presently using).
Am I ready to attack a full sized Heaven & Earth design? Not right now. Maybe when I retire! 12 pages took me 18 months...how long would 30 pages take? Or 60!
Nope. I'll turn my attention to a new project, one not so challenging or time consuming...I hope! My next project is below:
Glory in the Morning
It's 3 feet tall! Hand dyed two-tone linen fabric.
I can't wait to start!
I also can't wait to see Eldar framed and up in my office.