I ma declaring this piece finished. I finished the border sometime in 2020 but otherwise I have not touched since October 2018. My EGA chapter had taken the class together as a retreat. The first one to have it finished was a delightful friend and none too soon. She died of cancer a few months later. Then another friend and I changed the border threads (switched the thread out for a tatting thread the same color as the floss, the designer called for). we stopped by the tatting store on our way home after a stitch-in. That was the last time I saw her. She died that week. Now I can not bring myself to totally finish the piece. The only thing missing is the wave (also the title of the piece) but I can not bear to pick it up. Too many sorrowful memories. So it is finished -done- and I like it as it is.
Thursday, December 31, 2020
Wednesday, December 30, 2020
More finishes. As I redid my stitching corner (meaning most current supplies), I found pieces that only had just a couple of things to do for finishing the piece. So I did. I have one more to work on today to see if I can finish it.
Up first is one that I finished 2 weeks ago but never took a photo of.
Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Something else finished!
The beads were a pain. There were not enough of one color and
the cream and the gold were too small for the beading needle.
So I made modifications and it's DONE.
still needs to be ironed and fins a frame but framing is something
for the future until life is more normal.
Monday, December 28, 2020
Please note in the 2020 turtle trot area that three items are marked DONE. I really should I have looked at that list more often. Several things are close to being done. Overall in 2020, I did finish more than 3 things. But now to go back and count them. Maybe it's time for a column of finishes.
Sunday, December 27, 2020
My last SAL update for 2020. Perhaps 2021 will better for finishing pieces.
I wanted to start the border around the piece instead of figuring out what to put into the boxy lines. Then came the dilemma of what color works best, what type of thread is better, etc.
Please look and tell me if you have a preference. I seem to be stuck. at the bottom left is one color in DMC floss. a few spaces over is another DMC color. along the edges are various other colors, mostly floss but there are also 2 perle cottons there.. please offer advice. There are 3 photos so you can see things with more than one perspective.