Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Queen Bee Finished

Don't you just love that strangely satisfying but at the same time slightly empty feeling when you finish a project?

I am quite happy with the way the honeycomb background turned out. It is not perfect by any stretch of the imagination, but viewed from a distance the effect is exactly what I was hoping for.

I often find myself wondering if I really did that when I look at a finished piece. Strange I know. So I am loving that by blogging about my projects I end up with a great record to see how I got from the beginning to the end. It is also a great remainder of the lessons learned along the way - and there is always something new to learn.

1. Meet Queen Bee
2. Queen Bee - Take three
3. Stitching hands free
4. Queen Bee takes flight
5. Size matters
6. Queen Bee finished or not?

If I was super diligent, I would now stay here at the keyboard and get the instructions prepared while it is all fresh. But you know - that sort of thing can be done in the evening and there is a beautiful light in my work room today and a project waiting to get started - doesn't that sounds like a lot more fun to you?

Hope you are having a fabulous start to the week.
Anna x


  1. Gorgeous Anna! Lovely to see her finished!
    I know what you mean about stitching in the sunshine - wishful thinking on my part!

  2. How beautiful! I am looking forward to see the finished project.


  3. This is so pretty. One could almost imagine the wings are moving.

  4. Just perfect, Anna! as usual of course!

  5. I have enjoyed all of your post about your beautiful bee. I understand the satisfaction, and the emptiness at the end and I really relate to your eagerness to begin a project sometimes before you're quite sure of all the details! I do that all the time. On the one hand I don't always think it is the best plan of attack, but it certainly does make the process more interesting. If everything were perfectly planned out ahead of time I would be bored with the project.
    Beautiful, beautiful bee!

    1. I try to plan but am not always good at thinking it right through to a finished item. Never mind - makes for some challenges along the way. By the way - following your blog has really inspired me to get into some figurative stumpwork - one of which will make its appearance here soon. Thank you for the inspiration.

  6. A fascinating and beautiful work, I have loved every post about this gorgeous queenie! Chrissie x

  7. Well done!

    Yes, I know that feeling. It's the one that makes you both keep coming back to look at your latest finish, but also go and find your next project to get on with.=)

  8. Thank you all for your wonderful comments - it really means a lot to me. Anna x

  9. Beautiful, Anna! I am so worried for your beautiful white fabric amongst the weeds, though. :D

    It's been a great project to follow along. What's next? More goldwork?

  10. Hi Anna
    The class will be great. I just have to finish the beginners piece first.
    Thanks Peta


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