Friends, it's been a while since we chatted. I am very much a homebody, but I gotta tell ya, being home a lot for the past foreverandaday is taking its toll. One good thing about being home more, is that I've been able to finish up some very long-standing WIPs. Shores of Hawk Run Hollow is, by far, the longest WIP I've ever had. I moved to the DC area in 2015...and brought this WIP with me. That's a long time to have something in progress.
This past year, I treated myself to the NPI silks to do Autumn at Hawk Run Hollow, but absolutely refused to start it until I finished Shores. One of the main reasons that it took me so long to finish it, is because I made a counting error on Block 1, which caused me to be off in Block 2. I didn't catch it, however, until I was almost done Block 2, since I'd stitched the blocks going down before going across (if that makes any sense at all). So, I had to rip out ALL of Block 2 and restitch it once I figured out what my mistake was and where, but was SO mad at myself, I left Block 1 alone until I was ready to deal with restitching it. Turns out, I wasn't ready to fix it until I was done all the other blocks. I didn't fix it until after I put the final stitch in Block 12. And even then it took me about 2 weeks to get myself together and rip out half of Block 1 to fix and redo.
The finished piece! Now I can move on to another gigantic project. I'm not sure if Autumn will be next, or if I'll move to another Mirabilia...decisions, decisions....
I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!