Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Leaves, leaves and more leaves

Even switching projects I can't get away from them. We had a long weekend in Canada and I took advantage to work a bit on Hanabatake. The plan was to work on it one day and go back to working on my Japanese embroidery piece (where there are still leaves to stitch). Things were going so well that I never switched. Here is what it looked like from the last update.

I started on Friday afternoon, putting in seven leaves.

Sunday, I put in 15 leaves.

Monday, I put in 18 leaves.

It was very slow going. There's lots of starts and stops, which I dislike immensely. Each leaf takes about half an hour or more to do. Surprising since they're so tiny. I have about 15 more leaves that I can stitch before I move onto the smaller flowers. There are a few leaves that I've skipped as they are behind flowers, so they'll have to wait.

With this weeks progress, I'm confident that Hanabatake will be finished before the end of the year. I'll be happy to finish it. I'm all leafed out.


  1. I sympathize. I had a piece which involved about 140 leaves, and was I ever leafed out when I'd finished it!

  2. Lots of leaves, yes, but they are beautiful. The whole project is looking great.

  3. So pretty. It sure takes a lot of time, but well worth it!

  4. it is stunning, well worth the time and effort

  5. Wow, that's a lot of leaves! Probably best to get them all done while you're 'in the flow' but 18 leaves in one day with half an hour each is some serious dedication!