I have really neglected a lot else for the last three weeks to get this done, and now I have stitched the last stitch. I just need to block it to get it back into a rectangle. To get this picture I pulled it as far back into shape as I could manage, but as you can see, it’s still quite far off straight!
I was rushing to get the last stitches done so I could take a photo in daylight. I finished it at 4.15, which was about half an hour too late to get a reasonable amount of natural light. This photo was taken with a half second exposure time, and was the only one of many remotely clear! Still, thanks to the wonders of technology (Picassa’s photo editing software) the colours are pretty true to life.
I am sitting here now, feeling thrilled that the first of my UFOs is now done, and it’s my favourite one. I love this design, and when I first saw it available as a kit back in 2003 I knew instantly I wanted to make it. In 2006 when I closed down my online shop, I made sure I kept one for me, and I started this in 2007.
This tapestry is what I spent my time on once Miss 9 had started school and we were waiting for Mr 5 to arrive. Then it stayed out to be worked on in between nappy changes while our new baby slept in the day. Once Mr 5 started to be awake more in the day it got put away for when I had more time. It turns out that you can’t just find time. You have to make it. If something becomes a priority, something else has to give way.
So, what has given way? For the last three weeks, accounting, writing, housework and reading. I couldn’t keep this up for very long without huge guilt. Trying to achieve one of my targets has meant that most of the others have been put on hold. I don’t intend to do that with the rest of my UFOs. Moderation in all things!
The kit code is GL79145 if you want one for yourself.