Bother the need for sleep and food - though I do not begrudge Whippet X his walks.
So, if you read my last post you'll know that the clock is ticking and that I have to get a lot done in June.
Well first up the 'Hearts' poem is finished.
Now this is not the best photograph and infact I now realise that this photo is not quite the finished piece as I added more beading on the right hand side. That's my hand on the left holding the paper. I cannot prop it up to photograph as the hearts at the bottom overhanging the piece are getting a little battered.
If I can, I will take it out and lay it flat to take a final photo, but really this is ready for the framer and in order to keep it fresh I now need to handle it as little as possible.
Now, can I say I am really happy with it? It's not quite my usual style, but is made with a person in mind and I think is ideal for her. So yes I am. It is safe? It doesn't push any boundaries but it is also personal and un-challenging. Ideal for a present I think. I hope you like it. Much more to the point - I hope she likes it!
The book wrap is on hold - that has a July deadline. I can come back to that!
So what about Horizons! Well, there has been some progress.
The sky at the top is machine quilted.
Threads are selected for the middle panel which I will hand stitch.
Quilting for the bottom panel has commenced, but I'm having tension issues! But I am just going to have to live with them. I cannot take the stitching out at the bottom - there just isn't time. And this isn't a competition.
I will be working on this now everyday until it is ready to go. Deadline is so perilously close!!