Again, it sure has been a long time. At least I've been stitching some. That makes me feel marginally better. :-) I'm almost finished with the seventh row of my IsaV Marquior. Two rows to go - been working on this since forever, since 2009 maybe? But I can see the end at last. If I would work on it everyday it would be complete in a couple of weeks. Trying really hard to stay awake on the train because I really miss my old finis rate. I'm doing mine on 35 count Weeks Dye Works Havana with HDF Imperialosity.
It's funny, the second I decided to work on something related but not the casket a lot of the decisions about the casket design started to flow in my head. I'm not going to make a traditional one but a modern interpretation of a casket. I love the designs of Jane Nicholas and another designer from the UK, Alison Cole. And I'm almost done purchasing things that I think I need for the casket work. However, yesterday when I was done mounting the linen for the mirror on my new Needle Needs Millennium frame, I realized that this thing is a beast. No way will it work with my Needlepoint System 4 stand. So I need one more expensive thing - a needlework trestle table. Needle Needs sells one that works perfect with the frame and it's 112 UK Pounds but it's out of stock right now. So by the time I pay for shipping I figure almost $200. Until I get it, I'll just prop the frame up on the couch somehow.
Thanks for stopping by - I'm going to try my darnest to keep this blog current. And stitch more!