Saturday, 25 February 2017
It's Red Wine Time, because Adrift is Complete!
This is page 33, 34 and 35. I got to the end of 33 and I was in such a groove that I thought I should just blaze ahead and finish her. So I did. I think the end result is stunning. Maybe this is me being partial, because she's mine, but I just think she is so pretty.
I think I may also be the first one to complete this pattern. At least I haven't seen any completed pieces in the Facebook communities. So for anyone considering stitching her, I can attest that she stitches up beautifully.
It was a little dicey, though. I ran out of 3371 last night after the craft store closed, so I had to send out an emergency SOS to my friend, Rika, who lives nearby. Luckily she had one on that that I could have. (whew, thanks, Riks). And even then, I finished this with the tiniest amount of thread left.
So now I'm drinking a big glass of red wine in celebration. (Although maybe it should be white, so I can rest my fingers against the chill of the glass - my fingers are aching!) But I do have to say, I felt a little sad putting in the last stitch. Journey's ends are always a little bittersweet.
This is the biggest project I've ever done. She came in at a whopping 229,600 stitches.
I will get her all washed and ironed and then she is off to the framers. I will, of course, post a photo when she is framed and hung.
So I have moved her status bar to black and listed her as complete. Back to Meeting on the Turret Stairs, and I will unveil my next project with my next update. I don't want to take any attention away from Adrift.
Thanks for everyone's lovely words of encouragement with her. She was a long, long labour of love, started in January 2014 and finished tonight.