Here we are again, another, Work In Progress, Wednesday.
The forest is growing & growing.
I began stitching this Karen Kluba designed piece in August 2017.
I am stitching on 25 count fabric, using 2 threads over 2 threads.
If you forget where it started you can hop back to the post where I shared the first pictures. https://sundayschildfullofgrace.wordpress.com/2017/09/20/and-a-forest-grew/
For this update, I decided to have Mr. Right snap a picture of me holding my current work in progress. (Before I lost my courage, I jumped up from my stitching chair, left my stitching glasses on and asked him to quickly snap a photo.)
Folks, this is a major milestone! I connected all four sides. I smiled while it happened last night and when I was typing that, just now. 🙂
This photo shows me holding up the piece. That way you can get a true feeling for the overall size.
At times, this piece is mighty overwhelming and I have had to put it down for a day or two. However, most days, I try to put in at least a small animal or mini tree. The satisfaction of watching it grow bit by bit outweigh the oppressive size.
It grows by tiny motifs to big involved trees. Some days I garner great satisfaction from the completion of one simple butterfly. Other days, I love to scramble so far down the rabbit hole, I forget to worry & fret about everyday life and simply enjoy the process of creating an exquisite tree trunk to branches to fruit.
Please consider sharing your current work in progress. I would love to see what you are creating with your hands. We can lift each other up and inspire one another by sharing.
In this together, friends.