Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Adrift Page 8 - the Mermaid Edition

We finally have a face!  And what a lovely face it is!

She's so serene as she floats in stormy seas, as if the more angry the storm is, the more content she is to just swim with the current and float away...

This page was arduous for me.  On one hand, I was super anxious to stitch her face and finally meet her, but on the other hand, the colors were driving me a little bit crazy. 

So I think this is a good time to switch over to the Winter Hat Owl and stitch a page of that.

Based on how long it has taken me to stitch her so far, with working on her exclusively, it's going to take me approximately 3 years to finish her, if I work on nothing else, and I'm sure by that time I will be quite mad. 

So I will put her aside and do a page of vivid colors, before returning to her.  But I will return.  I just have to resign myself that if I do a page of another pattern here and there, that it will take me 4 or more years to finish this. 

And strangely, I'm ok with that.

~Rai Rai

Here is the entire piece so far...
(as always, please excuse the wrinkles)


18 comments:

  1. This is beautiful! I think it will be exciting to get to her tail... I love to bounce between projects and keep the excited feeling.

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    1. Thank you! This is new territory for me, bouncing between projects, but I just need some color.
      Oddly enough, I'm back to doing sky. Blue sky, mind you, but still sky, none-the-less.

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  2. She's fantastic! I love your description of your journey stitching her, how it was hard yet you were so excited to finish her face and finally meet her...it reminded me of being pregnant!
    These pieces really are labors of love, but well worth it.

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    1. They are such labours of love! I'm glad her face is finally done, now I can take a breath and slowly expose the rest of her.

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  3. Just Stunning. Well done on another page finish. This is going to be beautiful!

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    1. I agree, I think she's going to be stunning. I'm definitely framing this one!

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  4. It's nice to see the face, well done on doing so much of her.

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    1. Thank you! I'll have a small break, do a page of the Winter Hat Owl and then I'll do a few more pages of Adrift. Winter Hat Owl is much smaller of a project, so I think it's the perfect project to counter this monster with.

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  5. Seeing her face now really makes this piece come alive. You have made fantastic progress so far. :)

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    1. Thanks Rach. I can't believe it's taken me this long to do seemingly so little, but now that I see the mermaid appear, it makes it all worth it.

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  6. Hello

    Just found your lovely blog.
    Your stitching is beautiful!
    Have a good week (:

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    1. Hello Annie and welcome to my blog! I always love meeting new people!

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  7. She is beautiful Rai Rai, it will be worth all the effort when done and you stand back and say " I did that ".

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    1. Thanks, Summer! (I've missed seeing you)
      It's going to be a few years before I have that moment, but when I do, it will be a woo-hoo moment for sure!

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  8. She is so beautiful! I can understand the need for a bit of colour I bet you can't wait to reach her tail with all those lovely reds and orange scales. Hang in there Rai Rai she is going to be stunning!! xo Alicia

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    1. Thanks Alicia! And you're right, I can't wait to get to her tail. It's going to be quite a few pages before I get there, though. (sad face)

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    1. Thanks, Annie! The next page is getting close to being done, so I should have an update for you in a week or so.

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