Nine years ago this month, probably almost to the day, I started stitching on Elisabeth Jackson.
(Two photos from my blog post in February & March 2012)
The photo above shows how much stitching I'd done and was the last time I worked on her, March 2012.
Fast forward a good few years and I joined a group on fb where people posted their unfinished projects and asked if anyone would either finish it for them and send it back or alternatively you can put you unfinished project up for adoption.
I still had some affection for Elizabeth and didn't feel I wanted to put her up for adoption, so, I asked if anyone would be willing to finish her for me. Lo and behold a lovely lady called Nadia said she would do it for me. We didn't know each other so it was a bit of a leap of faith for me to pack Elizabeth up and send her to someone else to stitch on, but pack her up I did.
That was back around the end of July last year. Nadia messaged me a couple of times letting me know how she was getting on but the last time I heard from her was around October/November and then with Christmas and New year to be honest I forgot about poor Elizabeth until Nadia messaged me to say she's done!
I received her back in the post last Wednesday, do you want to see?
Nadia did an absolutely brilliant job, she's a stitching angel! The back is as neat as the front, you would never know that two different people had stitched on this, I'm so happy 😁
The lighting in the photos is not brilliant its making the fabric look slightly different in all of them, I would say the last photo is more true to colour now. To tell you the truth, I didn't really like the colour of the fabric, never did, it had a yellow tinge, and that was probably one of the reasons she got put to one side. So, when she arrived back I gave her a bath in tea and coffee, and put her in the oven to dry 😨
But it's ok, don't panic, she came out fine. I'm still not totally in love with the fabric colour but it's toned down the yellow-ness and given her an aged look. I like it.
As soon as lockdown is over i'll take her to be framed.
I now only have one very long term WIP left, I won't be asking anyone to finish that one though as I know once I force myself to pick it up I will like working on it.
What's the longest WIP you have hidden away?