Now this is a bit unusual for me as I don't stitch to have finishes. I stitch because I love it. Finishes are a side bonus. If someone told me I'd work on the same piece forever and never finish I'd still want to stitch. Strange but true.
That said I read to finish books so I get the obsession with finishing.
Here I was the other week going through my stitching basket that should only have "active" projects in it (limited space near my chair) and I find this little beauty over 3/4 finished. I could barely remember why I didn't finish it... until I started back in on it. While absolutely beautiful it is a big PITA.
Metallic threads, variegated silk, fragile easily stretched linen and a pattern full of random errors (mandalas should be identical all on ALL sides; yes I fixed mine up as I couldn't handle the inconsistencies).
But I pushed to get it done (only took another 10 or so hours which isn't bad).
Here's the finished product!
By Kelsyn's Designs
On 28ct hand-dyed linen
Rainbow gallery metallic and Waterlilies silk
So there you have it an actual finish of something that was stashed so poorly I forgot about it and just didn't get back to it. :)
Got another little Mill Hill finish on it's way and an update for Alice soon!