Not counting the tiny bit of stitching in January that qualified Tracery Dragons as a 2011 Crazy Challenge piece, serious stitching on the piece began on June 3, 2011. There were times when I thought this project would go on for all eternity. There was the time I put it aside for three full months because I just couldn't face one more blended needle or one more string of quarter stitches. There was the time I threatened to make a Teresa Wentzler voodoo doll and stick it with all those blended needles! There was the day I admitted that including this chart in the Crazy Challenge was clearly a tortured stitcher's exercise in self-sabotage. There was the day I decided that Baudelaire's Fleur du Mal was actually the correct description of a TW rose. But that is the past. Today, I post a photo of my Tracery Dragons finish. Today, I dance. In solemn and stately measure, somewhat stiffly, rather like one of Martha Graham's final performances. No manic happy dance is this but rather serious, slow, serpentine steps in celebration of an eight month's journey with the Dragons.