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Sunday, November 28, 2021

Great Wave Stitch-a-Long, part 13

Hi everyone! I hope my American friends enjoyed their Thanksgiving, and that you all found the Black Friday bargains you had hoped for. I work in ecommerce so this is a busy time for me, but I managed to get myself organized so I haven't had to log in and work since Friday evening. (Sure hope I didn't just jinx myself!)

In the intervening three weeks I actually took a week off (hooray!), so I'm feeling pretty relaxed and happy. And I feel like I got a lot of stitching done, despite not taking this big piece with me. Here's where my "Great Wave" was last time:


And here's where I am now:


I'm not sure how I got this much done, except that there was less confetti stitching, and more big blocks of color. I have the top halves of 17.5 columns complete, with 2.5 more to go. I'm pretty sure I can get another half column done by our next check in -- can I get the entire top half done?

The weather has been very wet and wild -- "atmospheric rivers" drenching the lowlands and causing the rivers to rise. I know we need the rain (and the snow in the mountains), so I hope everyone is safe. And it means I have few distractions or desires to linger outside! 

I'm looking forward to checking out the blogs of my fellow stitchers to see their beautiful projects. I'm sure they'll inspire you, too!

13 comments:

  1. Wow, you really got a whole lot of stitching done! So glad you had a relaxing week off. I love rainy days to get a bunch of stitching completed.

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    1. Thanks Cathie! I really struggle to make time to stitch -- especially on a big piece with a frame -- when the weather is nice. So this is GO TIME for me! :)

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  2. Fantastic progress! I am so glad you were able to enjoy a week off and I hope your ankle is feeling much better. Congratulations on finishing the half marathon mentioned in your last update!

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    1. Thanks Renee! The ankle is well on the mend, thank you!

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  3. You sound really motivated to get the top section finished. A few blocks of colour make all the difference to the speed of stitching but you've been stitching loads every time anyway. Good luck for reaching the half way point!

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    1. Thanks Avis! Getting halfway through this project will feel like a huge success. There's loads of backstitching, but I actually think I'll enjoy it once the main stitching is done. When I start whining about ALL THE BACKSTITCHING in a year, just remind me I did it on purpose. :)

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  4. Huge progress Sunny! I’m loving these bold blues, such a great contrast!

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    1. Thanks Kathy! I love how many shades of blue are in the waves and how detailed this piece is. I feel like I'm really seeing the print for the first time.

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  5. Great progress on the Great Wave :) Floating away up here in B'ham - this wave of rain (haha) has been crazy but we are safe.

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