Sunday, October 20, 2013

Dragons --- finally a page finish!!!

Well... after forever on this latest page I *finally* have a page finish to show you on Dragons.
This poor project has gotten pushed aside most of the year between moving, traveling to Europe & my Etsy store. BUT, it's getting some good attention now. Partially because things have chilled out; and partially because I'm back to making it more of a priority.

So here is the latest area I worked on:

A close-up of the Dragons to date:

And the entire piece to date:

There are only 5 pages to go! The one you can see missing on the latest row and only one more row of 4 full pages. Getting soooo close. But should be as this is year 6 (I think) on this piece, believe it or not. But I haven't given it all my attention and have had other finishes that I love when I needed a break or change of pace.

In other news: I was shocked on Tuesday morning to be informed that I was being laid off from my job. They claim it's due to 'shortage of work' but the reality in mine and the man's opinion is that it's because of a conflict that had escalated recently between myself and a co-worker. (sigh). So I'm looking for a new job everyday while I'm home (as they asked me to pack my stuff and leave immediately following the discussion about layoff). And I've put some more new work into my Etsy store allowing for me to have more time in the evenings for Dragons. Too bad stitching doesn't generate me any money! I'm sure we've all wished that many times.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I'm gonna keep pushing on my last two cottages (nov, dec) and dragons for the next little while and will update as soon as I have enough progress. I really appreciate all the hits, reads & comments that I get. You are all so awesome!


Denise SA said...

Your dragons are looking very good hope you can finish soon. I also wish you luck in finding a new job.

Joy said...

The dragons look awesome.

I was laid off a year and a half ago and although it was trying, it turned into the best thing that ever happened to me. Best wishes on your job search.


Donna Pheneger said...

Your dragons are looking wonderful - love your progress. On another note - I am sorry you lost your job. Things can seem so unfair but I believe things happen for a reason - dh was laid off twice from Cypress Gardens but eventually turned into a managerial position at Legoland. I wish you luck and blessings in your search for a new job!

Emma/Itzy said...

Dragons is looking great.

Sorry to hear about your job, so many times I have wished stitching would make me enough money so I could have my own business. Hope you find something you love soon.

cucki said...

Wow so beautiful..
Big hugs x

Pull the other thread said...

Wow this is an amazing looking project. Love how detailed it is!! Sorry to hear about the lay off that's terrible. Hope you find something else very soon.

Angie said...

Sorry to hear about your job. Hope you can find something better.

Lovely progress.

EvalinaMaria said...

Dragons look fantastic, congratulations. Sorry to hear about your job - did you ever thought about self employment? I went 'on my own' last January and absolutely love it.

Silverlotus said...

The dragons look amazing!

I'm sorry about your job. I hope everything works out quickly.

Bekca said...

I do hope you manage to sort out a new job swiftly. If only every stitch was money in the bank!
Dragons is looking so stunning. I've nearly finished my BAP. I first bought it in 2004!
Best wishes.

Anne Sans Tete -- Nome de plume! said...

I'm sorry to hear about your job; I hope you find a new one soon.

Dragons looks amazing! It makes me want to stitch my HAED. :)

- Lisa N.

The Crafty Princess said...

Yes wouldn't that be awesome to be paid to stitch whatever you wanted. Sign me up for that. I'm sorry to hear about your recent job loss. I hope you find your dream job and forget the bad from the last one. At least you get more time to do something you love and your dragons are amazing. Beautiful stitching.
Take care stunner, keep smiling it will all work out.
Alicia xo

Jo said...

stunning Mel, can't wait to see it finished.