*shuffles feet nervously*
*peeks shyly into the room*
“Yoo hoo! Anybody here?”
Yes? No? Ah well. It’s been two full years since I last posted. That is just messed up. I don’t know where the time has gone, really. A lot of World of Warcraft, many e-books, a trip to Florida, and not much cross stitching. I basically took two years off. I guess I was burned out, or something. Just couldn’t get into it.
But…things have changed! I dug my project out and dusted off the chart. I’ve had tons of encouragement from a good friend. I cannot thank her enough. Truly. She has been a fantastic cheerleader, and I would not have made this much progress without her.
Many thanks, Snickers’ Mom!! You are one in a million!!! *hugs*
SO. In case there is anyone out there who is still interested, I have progress to report. For those who don’t know about My Monumental Monet project, this is my inspiration:
Apologies once again for my less than stellar photograph. I took the picture during a visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. This is my favorite painting by Claude Monet, and I decided to attempt to make a cross stitch version for myself.
In my last post (August 1, 2016 – omg), I showed you the seventh stitched page of the chart:
That page was completed in early May of 2016. I stitched until August before taking my break. The next page was more of the rock:
(click on any of the images to see them full size in a new tab)
This page was started on May 7, 2016 and finished on June 26, 2016.
Page 8: 91 hours (15 stitching days)
Total stitching hours to date: 782.25
Number of stitches on this page: roughly 7,722
Total stitches completed thus far: roughly 63,315
I also finished page 9 before taking my break from the project. I hope to have that post up soon. Since coming back to the project in May of this year, I’ve completed page 10 and am 3/4 of the way through page 11. I’m really excited to be back in the swing of things!!