Thursday, February 12, 2009

Final Phase

I couldn't resist a quick update. All day yesterday, I could think only about finishing that next-to-last section of ATS. So I got home as soon as possible (gee ... almost 7 o'clock), put my ass to the purple chair and finished the pretty little scene (woo hoo!).


Just to give it a little perspective, here's the whole Garden so far ...

Sorry for the blurry pic ... I think I have a problem standing still enough while clicking. But you get the idea. And don't you love the wrinkles and the tangle of threads and needles on the left? Stitching in-hand creates wrinkles, and keeping fibers ready to stitch on needles stuck into my work is my version of convenience. Prettier, wrinkle-free, uncluttered pictures will come at the end. So on to the last section! People have been telling me the ways they've chosen to fill in the last section, and they've caused me to start plotting my own fill-in plan. Before sharing I'll try a little to see how it looks.


Last night was supposed to be Lo How a Rose SAL night, but Adam and Eve and friends tempted me away. Now I'm off to spend some hours on LHAR, take a break from Eden, and think about the upcoming long weekend. My hopes for a blizzard with accompanying snow days will remain unrealized for the near future ... dang it.

8 comments:

Siobhan said...

Woohoo!! Eden looks wonderful. :) LOL about the stitching in hand bit! I stitch in hand, too, and even with ironing, my stitching pics still look a bit mangled! Enjoy your weekend. :)

karenv said...

I love the way your ATS is looking! All the little motifs are such fun :)

I'm an "in hand" stitcher too and getting a decent in progress photo can be a bit of a challenge LOL

Katrina said...

Gorgeous! I can see why you didn't want to put it down :-).

Susimac said...

Its wonderful, you are progressing rapidly, I can see why you didn't want to put it down too.

Von said...

Doris, your blog is just flat-out entertaining to read! :D

Great progress on ATS!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Doris! Your ATS is gorgeous! I'll be cheering you on!

Ranae said...

ATS is looking wonderful. I loved to stitch that lion.
I am really close to being done.

Brigitte said...

Oh my, how I love this piece! I might feel the urge to buy it one day and stitch it myself. Great progress!