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.