16 February 2019


CW Designs
stitched with called-for DMC threads
 on 14 count aida
I finished this this week. I am so STOKED to be finished with it. It's been a journey. I bought the chart in 2006, but had to stop because I got lost and couldn't find out how to fix it. In 2016, when I spent 6 months on UFOs, I restarted it and worked on it off and on for the past three years. I just loved how it has turned out. It's so calming to me. Really soft, lovely colors, and then those pops of amazing hot reds and pinks in front. I am going to try to frame this myself this year. It would be nice to have it ready for Easter, so we'll see.
I also had the brilliant idea this week of trying to pull all the things that I might want to work on this year and put them in a bin to have at hand. I found a really simple bin at Dollar Tree (for $1, no less) and put a bunch in there, and then filled up a box, and then another box. I have more ambition than skill, I think. :)  But, you have to have a goal, right? I did find a bunch of projects that need to be finished, so it was not all shameful. I think March may be a month where I focus on finishing items fully. I will have to see how that goes.
Right now, I am trying to finish up Winter on the Square by Just Nan. It's been a fun stitch. I will post a photo when I take a good one. I am going to finish it as an ornament. I think it would have a better chance of being used in that condition vs. as a picture on the wall.


Donetta said...

What an inspiration you are! This is simply beautiful, and I'm in awe of the way you complete these large projects. Now I have to go back and read all the posts I missed (I'm a new subscriber to your blog)!

Vicky said...

Whoo Hooo!!!!

Cathy said...

That's an amazing finish! Great idea to plan projects for the year. I'm doing the same thing. Have a great week.

Robin in Virginia said...

Rachel, congratulations on your Sanctuary finish! This is simply stunning. It is good to have goals. Think of it as having choices instead of having more ambition than skill as you mentioned. Looking forward to seeing your Winter on the Square! Go Rachel!

Carol said...

This is such a special finish, Rachel--I truly love it... Can't imagine the hours you must have spent on it, but it was well worth each little "x"!

I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped--Frederick Perls