Since my last finish, I have been working on Quaker Gone Tropic. I am pleased to say that I *finally* finished page 3 and 4! Both page 5 & 6 are underway now.
This is mostly page 5 and 6 in this photo. The little starfish at the bottom is not finished yet.
I think I ripped out those seashells four times each. I’m not overly happy with the colors, but they are better than their previous incarnations.
In the upper right corner of this picture, you might notice that I ripped out the green and changed the color. I had finished that bit of silk and there was no matching color in the rest of the same skein. The difference in color was stark — from green to deep teal, and I couldn’t pull it off. It had to go. I wasn’t pleased but what can you do? I think dye lot issues are the most maddening.
When I pulled the piece off the q-snaps, I was unhappy to see that doing so ripped to stitches in the gold section below the big orange flower up top. I switched to a Rolaframe, but I can’t work with those. I need someone with strong hands to load the project for me, then it is too large and awkward to balance on my lap. Back to q-snaps it went — this time big ones that fit the piece. And I couldn’t balance that, either. It kept flipping forward. So back to 14″ q-snaps, with no fleece between the stripped clamp at the top and the stitching. This seems to be working and isn’t affecting tension.
You can see that this piece is HUGE! I am a little past halfway. 🙂
While I am still enjoying the actual stitching, I can’t wait for this one to be done! It feels like it has been around forever. (I started it on August 15, 2016.) Maybe this one will reach the finish line soon!
Have a happy, blessed Easter, and as always, happy stitching!