Where does the time go?
I did get some stitching time in over this past weekend, so I have some progress to show on the “All Shall Be Well” cross-stitch project. I am still working on the initial letter “A” done in the illuminated medieval manuscript style, but I am closer to finishing it. If I can carve out a few hours for stitching over this next week, I might even have a mini finish for next Wednesday.
In the last project update, the letter was recognizable as an “A,” but I had not gotten very far. Here is how things have progressed since then…
First, I filled in the blue highlights in the letter and began filling in the gold background:
With the blue lettering complete, I concentrated on stitching all of the gold in the background:
Somewhere around this point, I started to feel like the gold color was like a fungus spreading over the letter A. :(
Once I got the top half done, however, I started to see the overall design again and started feeling better about my progress.
Now I am almost done with the yellow except for the bottom right corner and the area just below the letter A to complete the square. Then I can go back and start on the leaves and flowers in the decoration. So, I am starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel for this section of the pattern. Yippee!
Finally, on a personal note, I have been trying to get out of the library more while I am at work so I am not trapped inside sitting all day, which is not healthy for my body or my mind. I work late on Tuesdays this semester, and I have discovered that I love going for a quick walk around campus during my dinner break. Last night I had to stop and capture this beautiful sunset:
This view was looking west towards the airport on campus and a lovely view of the weather tower. :/
But, I love how even a short walk can do wonders for my mood and spirits. I love being outdoors.
I love those bright colours ^^
Your stitching is coming along nicely. Can’t wait to see more. Beautiful photo of the sunset you saw on your walk.
Thank you! I’ve just finished the yellow bits as I’m typing this, so I’m excited to move on to new colors!
Beautiful colors in the project!