Bet you all thought I forgot I even had a blog. Remember me saying waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay back when how bad I was at this. Apparently I've gotten worse. [sigh] But I am here, at least for now, so "Hi, everyone. Sorry for being such a poor blogger." Seems when I meet people I never shut up. Too bad I can't incorporate that into my blog.
At ANG Seminar in Anaheim in August I had several people ask me about my vortex I was stitching. You know, the turquoise/blue/aqua one. I actually finished it in May of 2012. I just never got the photo posted. So here it is. For your viewing enjoyment.
The original design was created with my iPhone using an app called Artisan.
This was stitched in counted cross stitch with single strands of DMC floss on 24-count white congress cloth over 1 thread.
For those of you pedantic about statistics, there are 86,400 cross stitches in this piece, unless I missed one or two.
There were 36 pages of chart. I had to use colored blocks with black symbols to tell where I was. I used a marked and crossed off stitches as I did them. I may preserve that marked-up battered chart for posterity as a testament to my inherent insanity.
It took me approximately 1 year of strictly spare-time stitching, and I was told more than once that I was crazy.
A larger view can be seen on my web site in the Art Gallery http://www.lkreinmiller.com/gallery.html
The next design is called Creation Day One,, also created on my iPhone. It is all kitted and ready. If I ever get any more spare-time.
Maybe I can keep up better with the blog this year. Last year just seemed to - ZAP - be gone!! Fingers crossed!!!