Thursday, September 5, 2013


This Christmas stocking is consuming me.  

It seems I have only two moods when it comes to a Teresa Wentzler project.  The first is obsession, in which I am enthralled, stitching single-mindedly on the TW piece with nary a glimpse at any other WIP, begrudging every moment diverted for such silly things as working, eating and sleeping.  The second is dogged determination, when the obsession has run its course and I have to discipline myself to keep the TW piece in my rotation.  Hot or cold.  Love or hate.  No middle ground.  But I always love the finished product!

This obsession phase is certainly giving me hope that my deadline of December 1 will be met.  Of course, right now I am in the easy stage of the angel's robes and draperies.  The photo to the left shows what I mean about this being the easy stage: note that the sweeps of the blue-white which are the lightest areas of the drapery are just one blended needle of white and 3747.  While the same blend was used in the snow as confetti stitches, here it is used as an easy to stitch sweep.  So much quicker and more pleasant.  There are several challenges ahead [the wings and the name border] but having survived the snow, I figure I can manage any other difficulties.

I didn't have all that much stitching time yesterday: just an hour before work and a half hour during the lunch break.  There was a parish team meeting last night, after a full day's work.  By the time I got home, fixed dinner, went back for the meeting and then came home again, I was too tired and bleary eyed to stitch.  But I got in an hour before work today and am hoping to get several hours of stitching in tonight in addition to my usual lunchtime routine.


Laura said...

Your project is looking beautiful! And I totally understand what you mean about how you feel towards a TW project - I am doing Tradewinds right now and when you get immersed into stitching it, you don't want to be distracted by anything else!

Shebafudge said...

Really great progress :)

demeter83 said...

I've never done a TW, although I do have a couple knocking about, this is looking gorgeous though... hope the obsession phase lasts long enough to achieve your target

Frances said...

Your stitching is lovely--that deer is just beautiful! I'll be checking your photos to see how you're coming along!!! I'm sure the finished product will be stunning!! :-)

Dani - tkdchick said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who gets obsessed!