The colouring in is finished..
I don't often do this, but it has been an interesting little exercise to get an overview of how it will work out.
I am sure there will be plenty of changes....
I am simply itching to get my hands onto these yarns and start embroidering this project, but
(1) I am waiting on fabric and more importantly.....
(2) the fabric for the dragonflies has finally arrived. I was set on a certain colour and had a bit of trouble finding it a suitable weight. I could have used a homespun (broadcloth) but then I would have to back it to support the stitching so I really wanted something a heavier and closely woven to avoid that. I finally found a beautiful cotton, but have been waiting for more than 4 weeks for it to arrive....
I am teaching this project at the beginning of May, so I must confess I was beginning to get a little anxious... It did finally arrive late last week.... but we have been harvesting, so I have not had time to get anywhere near it until today.
The plan now is to get the embroidery finished in the next week or so - nothing quite like a tight deadline! It will be nice to get back onto this project. The little sampler I did only had a single dragonfly and flower, just to test colours and stitches, so it will be nice to watch the larger design of three dragonflies Over the Pond take shape and I am looking forward to stitching it.