WIPocalypse 2012

Thursday, September 15, 2011

A Flamingo HD

A HD at last and for a few reasons. First off, Flamingo is finally finished.

Flamingo 9/14/11

Sorry the photo is a little blurry, I really need to get this on the scanner but it's so much easier and quicker to snap a pic and pop the SD card into my laptop.

The backstitching seemed to take forever but the effect was well worth the effort. I'm very happy with the result, now I just have to decide what to do with it. The details- Flamingo by RK Portfolio. Stitched on 32ct Crossed Wing linen (can't tell you the color, I don't think they make it anymore and I never actually wrote it down but it is a hand-dyed pink and green mix). Started 8/19/07 and finished 9/14/11. It only took 4 years, that's not too bad, right?

The other bit of happiness from yesterday was that we finally got the last batch of dossier documents from our adoption agency so we shipped the whole pile down to Indy to get apostilled and with any luck it will be back to us next week so that we may ship it off to Russia. It seems strange to be at this point in an adoption again. The road to get here has been less bumpy this time (knock on wood!!) but maybe it's just that we know to expect the bumps and are a bit more relaxed when they happen. Could also be that we're busy being parents and don't have quite as much time to worry about every little paperwork hangup. Either way it seems to have come to this point rather quickly for me. I'm really excited to almost be at the point where we can start to think that any time now someone might call and say we're going to be parents again.

As a treat to myself last night for such a good day, I finally started Chatelaine's Watergarden. By the time we actually got Josh in bed and I got myself all organized there wasn't much time for stitching...

Watergarden 9/15/11

Not much to show and I'll get a better pic when there is but I'm stitching my first mandala on white opalescent 28ct lugana. I'm a hoop stitcher so I'm planning on doing the beading last as I usually do. We'll see how that goes, I know the Chatelaines can be heavy on the sparklies. I'm feeling a little under the weather today so planning to lay low and stitch.


Lesleyanne said...

Congrats on your finish. It is lovely. Great new start.

Christine said...

Congrats on your finish, Sara! It looks beautiful. Have fun with your new start!

Louanne said...

Flamingo is awesome! The back stitching can make you crazy, but it was well worth the effort! Gorgeous colors. 4 years is nothing! I have HAEDs that I've been working on since 2004, and they're still WIPs!

Rhona said...

Fantastic flamingo! I'm just designing one at the moment so it was quite strange to pop over to your blog today and see a flamingo...guess that must be a good sign!! lol