Sunday, May 23, 2021

Great Wave Stitch-a-Long, part 4

As I have been slooooowwwwllllyyyy stitching this piece, I have been amazed by the soft colors of the sky, and the fact that it was a woodblock print. Literally thousands of these prints were sold when the artwork was new; the publisher printing as many as the cherry wood blocks could handle. 

I've recently learned that Hokusai died on May 10, 1849. I wonder if I can finish this piece by May 10, 2022? In theory, yes -- but then I think about the other little projects I might want to intersperse... Still, it's nice to have a goal with a set date. That said, I reserve the right to throw that date out the window at any time!

I'm definitely getting ahead of myself, of course. Here's where I was last time:

Just look at that sky! I love it!

And here's where I am now:

A bit short of my goal for this round, but with the nicer weather and being fully vaccinated (hooray!) we have been a bit less hermit-like. I was able to hug my mom for the first time in over a year, and was able to get together with friends for the first time in a year. And it felt GREAT. Stitching can wait a bit!

My fellow stitchers always do amazing work, in a wide variety of styles. Visit their blogs and get inspired!

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Great Wave Stitch-a-Long, part 3

Hi everyone!

This check-in snuck up on me -- again, where did the three weeks go? Well... here's where I was last time, a tiny sliver of stitching of the Great Wave:

Three weeks later, I have finished three half columns, that's about 1/12th of the project. It still amazes me how detailed the sky is in the artwork!

So I suppose I might finish this in the next year... I hope to get two more half-columns done in the next three weeks.

In the meantime, please visit the blogs of the other stitchers in this stitch-a-long. They do amazing work, and it always inspires me!