Tuesday, September 3, 2013

What a Difference a Week Makes!

Another day spent on the TW stocking.  Seeing the progress made since last Tuesday is energizing and it keeps me stitching on this piece exclusively.  The angel's right hand is now raised in blessing over the woodland creatures.  There are more trees in the background.  Who knows what else may appear before week's end!

For comparison's sake, here are photos showing the past week's progress:

As of Tuesday, August 27, I had completed sections 6, 7, 8 and 9 and parts of 3, 4 and 5.  See close-up below.

As you can see, I had stitched the snow at the toe side of  Section 4 and, as a change of pace, worked on the deer and one of the smaller trees, also in Section 4..

And as of 10:00pm, Monday, Sept. 2, we can see more of the woods and more of the angel.  Section 4 is very nearly complete [just a few bits of the darker greens in the upper left corner] though there is quite a bit of Section 5 left to stitch.  There is still much work to do.  But, for the first time, I begin to hope that I really will meet the self-imposed deadline of December 1 for completing the stitching and embellishing.  That would leave me another week to get the sewing finish done before the stocking need be stuffed and mailed to the West coast.

I know there are still some rather fussy bits ahead of me: the border around the name with all its half and quarter stitches, the wings with all their confetti stitching, the over one of the angel's face and the lettering of the name as well as the embellishing and beading of the border trim of the robes and draperies.  But as I move quickly through these easier sections I am optimistic that this stocking, started August 6, 2012, will be finished by December, 2013.


Julie said...

Fabulous progress, well done, it beautiful.

CalamityJr said...

This is going to be a very beautiful stocking! Thanks for the comparison photos.

Lauren - Ambitious Stitches said...

That's looking great! I love to see comparison pictures. They definitely help with motivation!

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

Wow, loads of progress!!

Sharon said...

Absolutely stunning!!!!!!! :)

Maggee said...

You have made good progress, and I am sure you will finish at that pace! It is gorgeous! Hugs!