And then I went off on a tangent.
Several weeks ago--I think I may have mentioned this--I was looking for something else, moved a box, and the bottom of the box split open, spilling a bunch of things I've had in the stash for years.
It was like finding buried treasure.
And one of the things I found was the completed embroidery for Tricia Nguyen's May Your Hands/Shady Bower set of smalls.
Here are a couple of parts:
There are a couple more bits, but the photo didn't come out.
If there was ever a project that illustrates the way I bounce from one thing to another and back again, this is it.
I ghosted the class before I started blogging. I'm not sure when. The copyright on the instructions is 2002, but I think it was actually a year or two afterwards. I stitched parts, and then was distracted by some other lovely thing, and went off down a rabbit hole with whatever it was.
Some time later, Tricia offered this as an online class, so I audited it, and finished the stitching. I also had the opportunity to buy a painted box to store the items in, once they were completed. I had the artist date the box 2015, thinking surely that would be motivation to put this together.
The problem was that I didn't remember exactly where the pieces were when I got ready to do that part.
And now they have appeared.
And since I date things with the date I finish them, I have stitched 2018 on those bits that were set up to have a date.
There isn't much of 2018 left. I had best get busy.