Saturday, June 04, 2016

Rose of Sharon is finished!!


I started this project in 2009 or 2010.  I used leftover linen from a project that I did about 15 years before and DMC floss.  The dress used as many as 5 colors of yellow.  I had made it this far by January 31st of 2010.

11-14-2010 to 01-02-2012
The Lull
I have two pictures of this part.  One is dated November 2010 and the other is dated January 2, 2012.  So between January 2010 and November 2010, I made this much progress.  I don't know why I didn't work on her for the next two years.  I may have been working on other large projects.

Very Little Progress
From January 2012 to January 2013, I only put the bow at the back into the project.  Again, really slow progress

The Oops!
For this picture, as you can see I made some progress in a year and a half.  At some point I dropped my pink highlighter on the light yellow part of the dress and had to pull out the stitches and redo them.  I became a little discouraged and put it away.

Lots of progress
At some point, probably January of 2015, I decided to work on her again and finish her in 2015.  I made great strides on her, as you can see here.  But I didn't make the 2015 deadline.

Goal is Set!
This is the progress that I made between September 2015 and January 2016.  So, I decided to complete it in 2016.  At first I wanted to complete it by March but I missed the deadline.

Home stretch
So when classes let out in May, I was determined to finish it by the end of May.  I worked every day on it.  Here you can see the greenery around the top with the missing flowers.

05-27-2016 - My Birthday
Goal missed, but mustering on
While here (3 days later), I have most of the greenery finished and half of the flowers

Almost there. I got all of the greenery below the face and the flowers finished.  The face is nearly finished and there is some greenery and flowers above the face.  Missed the end of May deadline by 1 day.

Finally on June 1st, I completed the project.  I washed her and ironed her.  I will have my sister, Jennifer, frame her for me when I choose the frame.  Right now she is hanging on a hanger on the curtains in my living room.  She is beautiful.

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