IHSW was an amazing success! I've really been stitching nonstop every night since the last time I posted, so maybe the W stands for WEEK in my case. :p I'm so close to finishing the stitching on Tree of Hope - all that remains is the rest of the flower on the right, the dragonflies above the flower, and two small motifs at the bottom of the trunk.
I was ready to set this bad boy on fire yesterday, though! I think all the color changes in the flowers was getting to me, and my eyes were pretty strained by the time I wrapped it up for the day.
But looking at it again and seeing how close I am to finishing... mmm... :) I want to stitch even though I had to put this monster on the dreaded scroll frame. I hate that thing, but I hate squashing stitches with a q-snap even more, so sacrifices were made.
Enough blabbing, how about some pictures?
Almost full view (the top is completely finished but wrapped around the scroll bar):
The two insane flowers with too many colors!
And the left side maiden with her flower and butterfly:
I want THIS as my reward for finishing...
But that will just give me MORE eye strain in the long run, so maybe I'll wait a bit on that one. :p