Saturday, 6 June 2015

Adrift, Pages 17 and 18 are Done!

Started May 14 and finished June 5, I am now officially at the halfway mark! 

I am delighted at how beautiful she is turning out to be, and I also feel a little daunted that I am only half way there!  Miles and miles to go before I complete. 

I am now 52% done. 

I wish I had more to say at this point, but I am merely content to just sit back and admire her.

~Rai Rai

18 comments:

  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Heather! She looks great to me too! :-)

      Delete
  2. Your beautiful progress says it all! It's fabulous!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks you for your lovely words, Annie!

      Delete
  3. Oh wow, she's really beautiful! :)))) Great job!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks! The next half should be much easier. looking at the pattern, there are lots of blocks of color.

      Delete
  4. Half way well done, love her, she looks so relaxed in the water.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. She really does, doesn't she? She looks like she is enjoying the stormy seas.

      Delete
  5. Gorgeous!! Just admire what you've done not what's ahead it helps haha.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Sage advice, Katie. I've never done a project this big before, and it's definitely taking me a while, but I'm loving it. I really am.
      I'm a pretty fast stitcher and I found the Mirabilias, and the Theresa Wentzlers were too fast for me, and I was forever kitting up new projects. It was costing me a fortune!
      I love that this is taking me a long time and that it truly is a journey, and, of course, I love the finished outcome. Such beautiful detail!

      Delete
  6. This is looking simply stunning. Great progress already! I just read your reply to Katie above - do you every sleep?! How can anyone stitch a Mirabilia or Wentzler quickly?!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I work shift work, so when I transition from day shift to night shift, I usually sit up the entire night and stitch - like I'm talking a 12 hour marathon. I get loads and loads done during this time. Because it's the middle of the night, my conscience can't bother me by telling me "you know, there's probably enough for a load of laundry" or "this carpet could use a vacuum. Because the hubby is in bed, the noisy chores can't be done.
      The last Wentzler I did was the Oriental Dragon (I think I have photos of him on the blog" He took me just under 4 months. And my Celtic seasons form L&L took me about a month each.

      I can only stitch in the evenings, and during our groups stitch'n'bitch, but it's incredible how much you can get done when there are no interruptions.

      Tonight will be an all nighter. I'm expecting to get anywhere between 1000 - 1500 stitches done tonight. :-)

      Delete
  7. Gorgeous, I so love this piece but always worried it would work up a bit dark but those reds are proving me very wrong. I love it!

    Thea @  Gizzimomo's Stitchy Place

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I had the exactly concerns, Thea. When I first saw the reds on the bobbin, I thought they were going to be too dark and gloomy and this entire piece would be very, really dark. But I'm pleasantly surprised to see that I was wrong. I'm really surprised the tail is as bright as it is. I'm really looking forward to seeing how the bottom of the tail turns out.

      Delete
  8. Oh wow, she's looking stunning, you must be so proud of her!

    ReplyDelete
  9. I really am. The photo doesn't really do her justice.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Awesome progress. I would love love love to be halfway on any of my wips! Well done she looks fantastic.
    xo Alicia

    ReplyDelete
  11. She looks amazing! It's great to think you are more than halfway through! it may seem like there is still so much to do but enjoy the journey!

    ReplyDelete