...I am so happy to finally be able to put down my needle! I'm only giving a sneak viewing of the hanging as it is destined for a special exhibition back in the UK in May so I'd like to keep it under wraps until then. The piece has taken so much of my time & energy, it is heavily hand stitched and every time I thought I had finished, my needle would say 'just a few more little stitches here!' Some pieces just have a life of their own though & more and more I feel like I'm just the conduit for some creative force which is using my poor tired hands to do its work! I'm sure I've actually worn down my middle finger since a thimble which fitted quite snuggly when I started this work now annoyingly drops off all the time!
So, it had its final light rubbing with a Markal this morning & has now joined the 'done' pile in my workroom - very satisfying. I've optimistically called it 'Sunset over the Lake I' which of course hints at at least a second companion piece. We'll have to see if that creative force strikes again!