I decided to take a break before beading, so I putzed around for a bit then grabbed a shower. Feeling nicely refreshed, I settled down at around 11pm to bead... and bead... and bead!! Oh my goodness, there were a LOT of beads. Before I knew it, 3 am rolled around and bedtime was declared. Bedtime??? When I'm so close to finishing a project??!! But, sanity (or whatever's left of it at 3 in the morning) prevailed, and off to bed we went.
My right hand index finger and thumb are sore today. Why, you ask? Hmm, I'm not sure... could it be the 8 or so hours I spent beading yesterday?! *giggle* But darn if the finished piece is not well worth the pain. ;)
An observation and something to keep in mind if this is on your list of things to stitch: there are a lot of solidly packed beading in this piece and things got a little crowded in some areas on 32ct hand-dye linen. Would I do it again on 32ct? YES! But that's cos I love working with this count, and I would put up with a lot for it. :)
Enough prattling on my end... I know many of you have scrolled down to look at the pictures first. I would have.... LOL!!!! By the way, I didn't upload all the close-up shots here. For more, click for their PICASA album.
Mermaids of the Deep Blue by Mirabilia
Fabric: Splash, 32ct hand-dyed linen by Picture This Plus
Stitched 2 over 2 Floss: DMC, Kreinik
Beads: Mill Hill
Started: September 4th, 2011
Finished: October 30th, 2011