Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Project Rotation

I decided to put The Hermit away for a little while and get back to work on The Witching Hour.  I forgot how much greys and blacks there are in WH.  It's been moving pretty quickly as it's fairly easy to stitch blocks of one color at a time as opposed to having to switch thread every few stitches.  The former can become monotonous and boring but the latter is just plain annoying.

See all that black?!  That was about 800 stitches which took me about 3 days.  I had the most massive headache for days and had to put all stitching away for almost a week.  I think I am going to need glasses one of these days. 

Here is my progress over the last week.

Friday, 2 January 2015

When Surfin' the 'Net gets dangerous.

I really need to stay away from a certain website.  I came into work a bit early and after getting all my "paperwork" out of the way I had some time to browse the internet.  I found myself at the HAED website and immediately found two beauties that I can't stop thinking about.

The first is this one:
Stunning, am I right?  I just love the reflection of the cat in the window by the candle light.  So, so beautiful! 

But then I saw this one:

I love the colors and all the different cats!!!  While the first one is beautiful, I think I might get tired of all the dark colors.  I think I need more color in my life.  Perhaps I'll have to choose the bookshelf. 

Oh dear. 

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Happy New Year 2015!

It's January 1, 2015.  I have been working on the Hermit since March 6, 2012.  Almost 3 years. Certainly the longest I have ever worked on a single project.  It truly is a labor of love.

On New Years Eve I completed another page.  I've done ten so far. 

It never ceases to amaze me how it looks when I take the  Q-snap or the O-ring off and lay her all out flat on a table.  It's hard to see the picture when I'm stitching a particular section/page but when seen like this, wow! Blows my mind.

So today, on this first day of a brand new year, I started a new page.  I reckon I have completed 50% of the Hermit.  I wonder if it will take me another 3 years to finish?  Anyone wanna place bets?