Just shy of 100 days, I have completed the project!!! Start Date: 12/20/2010, End Date: 3/24/2011. In the mean while, I’ve also managed to buy a new house, almost move into it, turn 30, make 3-4 trips to Disney World, apply and get a permanent job and a raise. Not a bad 3 months!
I also want to also show the sketch that I have been working with to make the cross-stitch! Because I didn’t want to ruin the instruction book let (in the case of the highly unlikely event that I end up making another one of these 😉 ), I made color copies of the pages and marked the completed stitches on it using a sharpie. I probably spent at least a 1/5th of my time just marking up the instructions, but it was really worth it as it helps me not make (too many) mistakes.
With work and travel, progress on the Ganesh has been slow. Hope to make up some lost time this week. Have started work on the leg, which has fewer colors but very intricate and large. Now that I’ve got most the length done, I’m relived to see that even though the stitching is a little off-center, it is still going to fit on the fabric.
Made good progress on the left arm as well. Ladoos were fun to do. The last part – the hand holding the plate is taking up too much time. The alta (or as Pat calls it – the nail polish) has too many shades and the entire hand itself has too many blended colors. The near is in sight. I shall perceiver.