I found a few more pictures of completed projects that I thought I'd share with you.
My husband's grandmother wanted an angel. It was my first time stitching on a multi-colored linen, but I really enjoyed stitching this. I think I completed her in just over a month.
This one is kind of hard to see. But it's a Beatrix Potter growth chart that I made for my step-sisters daughter.
As you can see, the gang is all here! This was absolutely adorable when completed.
And last, but certainly not least, is the last cross-stitch I completed. It's based on art by Sue Coleman. I sent this to an uncle in New Zealand who is mad for First Nations art. Again, I don't think the photo really does this justice.
I am about 2 days (hopefully) away from finishing my latest project. It's Teresa Wentzler's Celestial Dragon. OMG the beading... so much beading... It's times like this that I am glad I MAKE myself finish a project before I start a new one, because this beading is really testing my patience. More than once I've wanted to fling it across the room and scream "I DON'T CARE ANYMORE" at it in a petulant whinge, before descending into a full-blown wobbler. But I just put it down and walk away. I don't mind the occasional beading, but this is going on 3 days and hours upon hours of solid beading, and that's just the background. You'll see when I'm done and it's posted.
For me, I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with Wentzler's designs. I love them when they are done, and I even love working on them, but there comes a time in each of them when I seriously question my sanity for even attempting her patterns. I'm at that stage right now.
But I'm hoping 2 days... maybe 3 and it will be finished. I just have to keep telling myself "just one more bead...."