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Puzzling the Spectrum Finished

April 16, 2014

After dealing with my feeling of being overwhelmed I decided that I just needed to finish something ! I spent a day cleaning up my studio so it didn’t look so cluttered. That was step one. Now on to step two….. I took the Joan Thomasson Spirit of the Southwest angel off my frame and put Puzzling the Spectrum on the frame. You may remember that I was almost done when I decided to start on my painted canvas of the SW Lady with the Cactus. I have given myself all year to figure out the stitches for that canvas so it did not feel like it had to be next.


Puzzling the Spectrum Complete

After just one afternoon of a good audio book and several hours of stitching Puzzling the Spectrum was completed. I only had the cool color side of the border to complete. I even remembered how the stitching went after a short review of the instructions. Below is a close up of a corner of the border showing some of the warm side and some of the cool side.

Puzzling the Spectrum Completed Borders CU

It really felt good to finish a project and it has rejuvenated me to get back to my Spirit of the Southwest angel. I have it back on my frame and I am making progress. This is the pilot project that I can not show you but in my next post I am going to give you a peak at one area because it needs some discussion.

The house we bought is taking up a lot of my stitching time. The carpet and pad is all pulled out. We are putting in a lot of sweat equity in order to stay within our limited budget. It is a manufactured home and we decided to pull off all the small strips that cover all the seams and then all the nails holding the strips all had to be pulled or hammered in so the seams can be taped and the walls can be textured. I have washed out all the kitchen cabinets and my current project is using a vinegar wash on all the “god awful” flower wallpaper that is soon to be painted over. We have had a deck built on the east side of the house and it is wonderful.  The more time we spend out there the more I don’t want to come back to the mobile home park we are living in. However the thought of actually moving…….OMG all the stuff we have !

Happy Stitching

One Comment leave one →
  1. Amy permalink
    May 6, 2014 9:13 am

    Where could one purchase/obtain the instructions for that border? it looks like it just might be the solution for imitating diamond plate on the bumper of a fire truck I am stitching for my husband (Robbyn’s Nest Firehouse).

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