Monday, February 16, 2015

Dragons Update - So close I can taste it!

Ever feel like you've been working on something forever and you can't imagine it ending? Or read a book you wish wouldn't end, but you really want to read the end to know what happens?

This conflict is how I am feeling about Dragons almost being complete... almost.
Yesterday I finished the 2nd to last page. There was a lot of yellow, ivory and white. While it's quick, it's boring. And who knew it took so many hours to put in that many rows of all in a row stitches!

And so I present Dragons, with only 1 (one!) page to go:
 This shows all of the second last page (including the dragons head), and the final page location of course.
Dragons in their entirety to date. I know the excitement of them is long gone as the bulk of the interesting dragons has been done for awhile. But it's still exciting to me to see each area grow. I am on track for my goal of April to be complete.
That said I have until end of May, if I need, to get it framed and into the stitching competition that our famous Calgary Stampede, holds each year. I haven't entered anything in a few years, and while I am quite certain Dragons won't win (it's not the 'style' of what usually wins) I figure it deserves it's 10 days on public display. LOL!

Otherwise things are coming along. I just resisted the urge to go and check out eBay. Which means that I've gone an entire long weekend without checking!!! (it's Family Day here in Alberta, so day off work which is always nice).
Happy Stitching! 

34 comments:

Irene said...

Congratulations! Not long now (in the scheme of things anyway).

Mrs Xstitch said...

beautiful work, love it

Fiona said...

Woohoo!!! Well do e on your page finish mel!! I remember when dragons was just starting, seems so long ago now but well done for sticking with it!

Thoeria said...

WOW Mel!! Your dragons are stupendous! I think they deserve more than the 10 days glory!

Leonore Winterer said...

Only one more page to go, that's incredible! Congrats on the page finish, I'm crossing my fingers for a quick finish now ^_^

Fidike Mamivonat said...

Oh, so beautiful! You are so close!

Claudette497 said...

I'm cheering for you to finish!

Meari said...

I remember when you started this, and it's great you are soooo close to finishing! :)

Annie said...

It's just stunning!
It might not be the style of stitching that usually wins, but I think you have a really good shot. They'd have to be crazy not to give you an award for that beautiful stitching!

Heather said...

Congrats!! At least the last page has some wing in it so not as boring. It looks great!

D1-D2 said...

Congrats! You're almost there. Even if it doesn't win, people will still admire it.

Sarah L said...

Your Dragons are beautiful and deserve time in the spotlight. And in my opinion deserve to win an award. Great job!

dee holley said...

Your dragon is beautiful. This inspires me to stick with my huge project. I get discouraged and tend to jump into smalls. Inspires me to persevere

Linda said...

Congrats on page finish Mel. It looks awesome and so close now.

Linda

Tiffany Pincombe said...

Wowowow!! It looks amazing, and just one more page. Stick with it and wow the judges at the competition!

Justine said...

Your Dragons are so impressive. They certainly deserve time in the spotlight! I think they should win an award too for all the work that has gone into them. Well done Mel!

Justine said...

Your Dragons are so impressive. They certainly deserve time in the spotlight! I think they should win an award too for all the work that has gone into them. Well done Mel!

Jan Gartlan said...

Wow it's looking so great. In a funny way you will probably miss stitching on it

Joy said...

That is sooooo exciting, Mel! Working on an HAED myself makes me appreciate how much work it is.

I hope you can get it framed in time for the competition. I plan to enter my Sunflower Sampler if it is completed.

rosey175 said...

Eek so close!! I feel like a finish of a HaED deserves some sort of magical stitching award. I hope you get it completed in time for it's 10 days of glory in public!

homeschooljewelrymom said...

So exciting! It's beautiful. Congrats now and more congrats soon to come!

Faith... said...

WOW Dragons looks awesome!

Susan said...

Congratulations on your page finish! Cheering you on to finish that last one. I entered a Chatelaine in the VA State Fair this year and won best in show and it definitely was not what stylistically what had won in previous years, so maybe different is good

Carla Eldridge said...

If I were judging you would have my vote for a win just because DRAGON. This is beautiful!

Vickie said...

Wow!! You are so close!! Good luck on finishing your dragons!

Esmeralda said...

Beautiful piece
I wish we had a competition over here
Wish you a lot of joy stitching the last page
Look forward how you are going to frame it

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

This is an amazing piece and you are so close now.
Have you been stitching this for the entire length of your blog?
I definitely think it deserves to be on display whether it wins a ribbon or not. If only to inspire other people to persevere with their own Epic Stitches.

stitchstitchknit said...

Wow, you are so close now =) Dragons will be amazing when it is finished and framed, but I will miss it's updates =/ I have been following your work o this for quite a while and I truly can't imagine that there won't be further updates ;-)
But I am super excited to see it finished and framed =)

demeter83 said...

I'm sure I've said it before, but I've been watching this project since you started it, and it's so lovely to see it coming together!

Brigitte said...

Oh wow, you are getting nearer to the finishing line - only one more page to go, that's great.

KimM said...

HOLY SHMOLEY! This is amazing…..the finish is right around the corner.
xxx

Rachel Tomkins said...

Oh wow! You're so close to the finish line! Good luck for the last page and the excitement of putting in the last stitch. I really can't wait to see the finished piece! :)

Keebles said...

Good luck and can't wait to see the finished piece!!! I know the excitement is probably killing you (it would be me!)

Deb said...

Amazing work!!