Saturday, June 9, 2012

Basilisk Page Finish!

I just had to jump on here and share! I've finished the third page of my Basilisk. Actually page 21 as I started from the right but the third I've finished and I want to share it.





Basilisk is by far the most confetti heavy pattern I have ever worked and there are times when I feel I'm making no progress at all, but then it all come together in this wonderful detail and makes it worthwhile.

I was feeling better from the dental stuff when Basilisk came into its 3 day rotation but almost immediately began with a cold or virus or something so even though I stayed home sick from work Friday I didn't get as much stitching done on it as I would have liked because it is hard to do when you feel achy and your head is all stuffed up and blurring your vision.

Still, I am thrilled to have finished the third page after all this time and I really credit it to the 3 day stitching rotation my husband helped me work out. Before if I couldn't stitch much during a project's scheduled week it just didn't see much progress and would be ages before it's turn came round again. Now they come around more quickly so if some time was missed stitching on them they get another shot more quickly, plus, missed stitching time gets spread out over different projects. I had doubts at first but this really seems to be working for me.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I don't know where you find the patience to work something this complicated, and it is going to be HUGE, but gosh, its beautiful.

You go girl.

Melinda said...

This is so pretty - three pages is alot of stitching... Awesome, so glad your 3 day rotation is working for you.. Excellent

Anonymous said...

Karen, I was wondering if you would consider posting pics, say weekly or something, or all at once, whatever, so that we can see what 3 days progress is on your projects? I work a ton of hours and often don't get much stitching time myself but I'd like to see what sort of progress I might get with a 3 days rotation.

Karen said...

Thanks everyone for the nice comments. Melinda, the confetti in this piece makes 3 pages feel like so much!
I do love working this piece though, it is always hard to put it away.

As to taking pics after every 3 day rotation, I don't mind it, but I'm not sure if I'll ever remember to do it! Things can get pretty hectic during the work week, but I will give it a try with perhaps a photo of before and after?