Monday, February 13, 2012

Weekend Progress Report: February 12, 2012

I spent most of the weekend [and, indeed, most of the week] virtuously working on Tracery Dragons in keeping with my stated annual and monthly goals to work on old class projects and WIPs from the last two years. After last week's deviation into the immediate gratification of a scissor fob and two bookmarks, I thought it best to get back on track before I completely lost my shreds of self-discipline and reverted to the old habits that left me with over a dozen half-finished class projects and six or seven WIPs, in the first place. I refuse to call my WIPs UFOs since I know exactly what they are and I have been working on them continuously, really I have! As you can see from this photo of my dragon, I am closing in on a finish ... with less than a quarter of a page of cross-stitching and back-stitching to go. And then the specialty stitching of the dragon's mane and the rose stems will complete the project. That will make two finishes from the WIP list so far this year but none as yet from the Class Project Challenge List. I will have to get back to working on the Holly and Hearts Sampler very soon. What I am finding quite confusing about all this is how much easier and more quickly stitching on the dragon is going this time around. It took me June, July, August, September, October and the better part of November to accomplish roughly the same amount of stitching I have managed so far this year: six months as compared to six weeks. And, the motifs that were sheer torture in 2011 [the roses] were a breeze to stitch in 2012. Go figure!


I'd like PIF this chart once I am done with it. If you would like to have it, just leave a comment below.

8 comments:

Rachel S-H said...

Beautiful work!

Anonymous said...

WOW, that's so gorgeous!!! I am not asking for a PIF, because I don't know that I can do it, although I'd love to have that hanging in my home.

Beautiful work, I'm so glad you're getting to the end to make it all worthwhile :)

Deb (the one wanting Ghoulies and Ghosties, just for ID, assuming this is the right Riona)

Vickie Niggemann said...

Glad your dragon piece is going smoothly. The end is in sight. :)

Anonymous said...

wow! it looks wonderful! I have a lot of TW's...I think this is the first time I have seen this one.

alex

stitchesnscraps said...

I just took a look at your blog! It's wondeful! And have become a follower! Your Tracery Dragons is coming right along! It's beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Melissa J.

tlstitchin said...

Riona, I am really impressed by this. I have never seen this TW before. You have done beautiful work. Good luck finishing. Teresa

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I hardly dare ask for it having faithfully followed your progress over the last few monhts! Would I be able to take the strain? I'm still not sure! But it does look amazing!

Unknown said...

Hello, I've stumbled on your blog searching for examples of stitched TD, I'm still contemplating what color of fabric should I use. First of all, congratulations on the wonderful work, I'd only done smaller TW designs, but I certainly understand how one might get fed up with all of the fractionals in her designs! You've stitched it beautifully! Second, on the very slim chance the you still have the chart and are willing to give it away, may I have it?