Sunday, August 15, 2021

Great Wave Stitch-a-Long, part 8

Hi everyone! Another check-in, another "late" posting. I'm one of the folks on the far end of the world, so I usually try to get my post scheduled for just after midnight my time. This time, frankly, I just forgot! 

I've been working, slowly but surely on my Great Wave piece, and continue to be amused by where I see it. This was hanging on the wall of a nearby ramen restaurant:

If Godzilla really was in my picture, would already have stitched his head! 

Here's where I was last time:

And here's where I am this time:

The keen-eyed of you will notice that I've completed another column! (And notice that I keep "stitching outside the lines" when I have some thread left on my needle...)

I am now about 1/6 of the way done with the stitching... so there's a long way to go. Here's some perspective. I'm working on the top half, the bottom extends a little past the "roll" of the frame. And all that to the right...

BUT I'm still enjoying it and -- here's the exciting thing -- I'll have my first bits of light blue in the next column!!! But I'm getting ahead of myself. 

I'm going to wrap this up so I can check out what the other stitchers in this stitch-a-long are up to. It's always inspiring to see their amazing projects:

See you in three weeks!


  1. I love projects where there are obvious goals. Getting to the blue bits will feel good. The addition of Godzilla made me smile :-)

  2. haha, the godzilla version is cute! You've made some great progress and it's a great idea to finish up your thread in the next column.

  3. a shame you can't add godzilla in as well ^^

  4. I stitch outside the lines all the time when I have extra thread. I think that helps avoid lines in the picture in the end. How wonderful that you finished another column.

  5. I almost jumped when I saw Godzilla, I thought "This is new" :) but then I red what you have written and that made me smile! Great progress!

  6. You made great progress. Thats funny about Godzilla in the restaurant photo. I'm glad he's not in your piece, which is going to be magnificent when your done.