By Thursday of this week, I’ll show you the finish on the miniature stitching project that I’ve been working on since January. It’s almost there! Yesterday, I closed the gap at the top of the design.
The background is completely finished, and all that’s left is to stitch the little floating elements in the background and a few tiny bits in the organ. I’ll definitely be finished by my self-imposed deadline of Wednesday (tomorrow) at the end of the day. Heck, I might even finish it today! The little flowers and critters that float through the background of this design really bring the piece to life. Though small, they don’t go as fast as you think! Because the colors are so scattered, there’s a lot of ending and beginning of threads. Surprisingly enough, this doesn’t bother me too much. I don’t mind ending a thread and starting a new one when I’m stitching. I just see that as part of the process.
Of course, when I only have about four stitches left …. Four More Lousy Stitches! …. and I have to end a thread because it’s too short – well, that can be a bit irritating! And I know you know what I mean!
Anyway, psychologically speaking, the Blues have Begun.
Do you know what I mean by the Blues? The End-of-Project Blues? Do you ever get them? When I finish an embroidery project that I’ve been working on for a long time, after all that excitement of creeping towards the finish line and the satisfaction of finally seeing the piece complete, I always feel a bit of a let-down. It’s like not having access to a good friend anymore. But it never lasts too long – it’s just a matter of getting hooked into the next project!
Look for the finish on Thursday!
Enjoy your day!