Sunday, November 20, 2022

Great Wave Stitch-a-Long, part 30

Hi everyone! I’m writing this post really early — it’s actually November 8 as I type — because I’m headed out on vacation and won’t be bringing Great Wave with me. Do I wish I could tell you I had finished it? Yes. Have I? No. 

Here’s where I was last time, just starting to stitch the crest of the wave:

And as of right now, I have finished the backstitching apart from the title and signature area at the top left of the image:

It’s true, like everyone said last time, the backstitching really makes the piece!

I made the mistake, a moment ago, of counting all the tiny French knots I have left to do. I’m afraid it is many more than were in the bottom of the piece. How many? 278. They’re so tiny — just one strand of floss — I keep asking myself if it’s “worth” it. But I know it will be. 

By the time you read this I’ll be on my way home, giving me a full three weeks to get those pesky French knots done.

Looking for some crafty inspiration? Be sure to check out the projects my fellow stitchers are working on. They're all different and all amazing: Avis, Claire, Gun, Constanze, Christina, KathyMargaret, Heidi, JackieMegan, Deborah, Sharon, Daisy, AJCathie, LindaHelenConnieCindy, and Mary Margaret.


  1. I hope you had a great vacation and are well rested to tackle all of those French knots. Wow.

  2. ypu might not have finished yet, but you're going great guns! Enhjoy your holiday!

  3. Hope you had a wonderful vacation! And you are so close to a finish. It's looking amazing!

  4. Yes, the French knots will be worth it. Maybe after having your holiday they won't feel so bad. I hope so anyway.

  5. Well done Sunny! Hope you enjoyed your time off! Kathy R.

  6. Welcome home relaxed and refreshed and ready for those pesky knots :)