Saturday, November 30, 2013

Thankful to be done

I did it! I gave up a little bit of sleep and ignored a few chores and I finished Metamorphosis 4.0. I think it looks smashing!

As a refresher -- this is stitched over 2 on 28 ct cornflower Jobelan using Carrie's Creations silk in Periwinkle. I think the tone-on-tone with just a hint of varigation looks fantastic. I do love blue!

It's already at the framers … I can't wait to see it all done up.

I am very thankful to be done this piece though. Four times is too much for one design, especially when you stitch the last two versions back-to-back. Ugh - won't do that again.

I'm trying very hard to resist a new start (goodness knows I have enough stash to have a dozen new starts at least). I did however pull out Elizabeth by Mirabilia and put her back on a Millenium frame. She got a few stitches Thursday night and I enjoyed them all! Pics of her next week. :)

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Metamorphosis 4.0

I'd been doing so well all year -- blogging 6-7 times a month -- now I can barely scrape together one post a month. Sorry!

I travelled for two weeks at the end of October / beginning of November, and even though I brought some stitching with me, I didn't pick up my needle once. I just really have not had the desire to stitch. I have especially not wanted to work on Metamorphosis again.

However, I did manage to force myself to put in some time and stitches once I got back home. It's amazing what a few hours of concentrated stitching can do!

I must admit I'm getting pretty tired of this pattern. Thankfully blue is my favourite colour! Now that I'm past the halfway point, I am starting to love this piece again.

Only two more motifs to go!