A couple weeks ago when I posted my last miniature stitching update, I naively asserted that I wanted to have this Cluny tapestry piece finished that week. Oh boy. I always under-estimate the amount the time it takes to put stitches in, no matter how furiously fast I try to get along on a piece.
Still, little by little, I’m getting a lot – a LOT – closer to the finish! All the major elements are in, and now it’s just a matter of stitching a bit more foliage and some background.
When last we spoke about the project, I was just finishing up the stitching on the Lady. I was in a quandary about her left side (the side closest to the organ), because I had miscounted slightly on the second section way back when, and I was afraid that the difference would really show between the Lady and the organ. However, after playing around a bit with the idea of extending her arm over there, I decided that the least done, the best mended. (Justification with clichés is my forté). In the original design, there is one line of red stitches between the Lady and the organ.
Now there are three.
And I’m not changing it!
I decided to set a goal in (semi) concrete: FINISHED by the end of the day, Wednesday, May 18th. That gives me one week and two days. Can I do it? I’m sure going to try!
This project was my 15 Minute project that I started in January, at the beginning of the spring semester – snatching 15 minutes or so here and there to stitch on it, using it as my “carrot” to get other things done more efficiently so I could devote another session to it, and also using it as my transportable project, to work on when I had to wait for appointments and so forth. I’d love to have it finished on my last day of classes this semester (not counting exams), so that is my goal.
And I promise you, if I finish it, you’ll be the First to Know! Wish me luck!
Enjoy your day!