Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Wee Seasons

A good 15 years ago I started stitching Heart in Hand's Wee Seasons. I'd decided to stitch all four charts lengthwise and make the finished piece into a bellpull. And naturally I would stitch along with the changing seasons. I got off to a great start, stitching Wee Winter at the top of my bellpull-to-be.
Come spring I began stitching the next season. But that tree... all that brown... for some reason it just killed my desire to finish before summer arrived. Of course this meant I'd have to wait a whole year to work on Wee Spring again. No biggie! I'd get it done the following year! Which I did! Hooray! Back on track!
Wee Summer was easy... with all those red apples and pretty flowers, I couldn't put it down!
Then came a verrrrry long break in my stitching. This poor 3/4 finished project hung over a hanger in my closet for probably six years! Then it got folded up in a box and forgotten for several more! Somehow it resurfaced and I added it to my WIPocolypse list in the hopes of finally finishing it. The last season was fall and I was determined to get it stitched before the end of November. I almost didn't make it, but with tons of encouragement from Phil I put the last stitch in Wee Fall on the 30th!
Here's a look at the whole (slightly slanty) project:
I'd still like to finish it into a bellpull but for now I'm just basking in the joy of finishing one of my oldest WIPs!


Anonymous said...

First off - have those patterns really existed that long??? WOW, time flies. But secondly, and more importantly, great finish!!! :D

Tammy B said...

those are really cute. I had never seen them before!

Lesleyanne said...

Congrats on your finish. You deserve to glow a bit for finishing one of your long term wips.