Wednesday, 21 October 2015

More trees on the Island

Time for a progress report on my only WIP at the moment - the Paradise Island cross stitch.

Here's where I'd got to for the last update almost a fortnight ago.

I haven't been able to do as much as I'd hoped since then as I've had two viral illnesses back to back - something that I hoped had stopped!  It was very disappointing to find that could still happen, but it is coming into the colds, 'flu and bugs time of year and I haven't been able to rest as much as I've needed to thanks to Sir's change in schedule, so I suppose that's where the problem came from.  Anyway, I've altered my own schedule to make the best of things now and hope that will help.  It had been several months since my last nondescript viral episode.  Let's hope it's even more months until the next one now and I can get on with my various projects.

I doubt it will surprise anyone greatly to know that I've been working on more trees:

And then yet more:

With plenty more to come!

It's a bit tricky getting decent photos at the moment as, although I've got my camera set for multiple points of focus, there are only so many it can do and so the right hand side has tended to get de-prioritised and left a little more blurred.  Photoshop Elements can only undo some of the mischief...

The last photo for today is one at the same stage as the one above, but of the whole piece including the 'blank canvas' sections.  It gives more of an idea how much is still left to be put in.

I'll get there in the end....

Text and images © Elizabeth Braun 2015


crazyQstitcher said...

Hi Elizabeth, I'm sorry you have again been unwell and hope the episode is over by now.

The island is coming on beautifully. The photos are actually quite clear.

jackiescrafts said...

Sorry you have been ill again. Your cross stitch is coming along nicely and as you say you will get it don eventually
Jackie x

Rachel said...

Lots of rest seems to be in order!

It is looking good, though - the contrast with the black fabric is really bringing it alive.

D1-D2 said...

It seems like cold season is starting early. I hope you get better.