|Tapestry by Ink Circles; finished 7 Aug 2016|
There are only two other large pieces I've stitched straight through, and the other two were because of "races" that I was taking part in as a stitcher (Storyteller, which was a brutal 6 weeks, and Moonlight Dragon).
I was completely out of Pine (the grass/dark green overdye) and I was down to my last length of Cider, and I had an entire skein of Aztec Gold left, which I just find baffling. I still had a length of the first skein, so that was odd. I just want to mention that, because these overdyes vary so much with lots that I'd hate for someone to run out of something. I don't know why I would have run out of Pine, I am pretty floss conservative and didn't even use full crosses unless I was in an area where the color was changing on the thread. Weird.
And it was stitched on my very favorite fabric in the known universe - Platinum 30ct Murano.
This piece isn't just really pretty, it is deeply, deeply personal to me: I took part of an SAL with friends and (most of us) started when we were all together in Phoenix this year for a get together. The fabric was gifted to my by a friend (who has/had a whole bolt of that Murano!!!) and I even had to borrow someone else's Dark Chocolate because I forgot to bring it with me. I really enjoyed it, and I will always think of my very good friends when I see it. I think I've even come up with a brilliant! scheme to get it framed this year so it can go on my wall of awesome women.
And sadly, no bling for those really hot, hot close ups, but I took some anyway.