Here is this week's progress on ATS. The tree is coming up and there are lots of color switches so I may use 2 or 3 needles at a time for that. This is the end of 8 weeks and the total stitching time is 78 1/2 hours. Whew!
Some excitement is needed for this blog so I am going to post a picture of a project I have completed and then a project that someone else has had the patience to stitch and would be a dream piece on my wall.
Many of you have seen this on my Facebook page and know the hell I went through stitching it. There isn't one row or area of stitches that wasn't stitched twice. I learned how to count in kindergarten, I just forgot while stitching this! It is Come Tarry by Shepherd's Bush and after going to Greece and seeing the rolling hills and sheep, I knew I had to stitch this. Then when it was finished I ironed it and had the steam on (unknowingly) and the colors bled on the bottom. THEN I tried to blot it out with a wet towel and left watermarks on it. Could this project get anymore nightmarish? So I phoned Jill Rensel, the artist and framer who put this together, and we decided to watermark the whole project to give it a distressed look and then she put a watermarked mat set with it. It is splendid and one of my favorite pieces. Speaking of favorite pieces, check this out!
This is a sampler stitched by one of my Facebook friends, Ilana Kaye. I really hope she doesn't mind me bragging on her art. It is framed in a panel of a china cabinet someone had thrown out. This could be as big as And They Sinned and is just splendid! Only another 6 or 7 months more to go and I too shall have an amazing sampler on my wall as well. Maybe I will go china cabinet door shopping as well! Until next Thursday, happy stitching and happy blogging.