A lot of stitchy goodness has happened since the last post! I finally (after 4 long years) finished the Mirabilia Seasonal Queen series! I was so excited to put the last bead in and sign off on the last one. The experience was bittersweet but I was excited to have all four of them finished and ready to move on to something new.
After finishing Spring Queen, I started on my next set of Ladies. A friend pointed out to me that I like to stitch patterns that come in sets!
My next project was the 4 Elemental Goddesses by Joan Elliott, Earth, Air, Fire, and Water. With these 4 I wanted to try something different, rotation. I tried rotation years ago and was overwhelmed by it, but I wanted to give it another try. I decided that I wanted to stitch each Goddess during her zodiac month. On each of the Goddesses are the zodiac symbols that that element "rules" over. The first one I started with was Earth Goddess because it was in December, the sign of Capricorn.
Here is my first day progress. I got a lot done because I also happened to be on Christmas/New Year's vacation from work so I had about 11 days of uninterrupted stitching. I worked on Earth Goddess for one zodiac "month!"
The next "month" was Aquarius, so I worked on Air Goddess. During this time, my husband and I decided it was time to sell our house. We received an offer at the end of January. Because of the packing and looking for a new house, I did not really have time to stitch so my months started to get all jumbled.
We found a new home and moved in during the month of March. I had not stitched once since January!!
I wanted to get back on track with my rotation schedule so I completely skipped the month I was supposed to spend with Water Goddess and went straight to Fire Goddess. I worked on her for the "month" of Aries.
When the "month" of Taurus started, I rotated back to Earth Goddess.
Finally, when the "month" turned to Cancer, I started on Water Goddess. At last, I was working on all 4 Goddesses. I rotated again to Fire for Leo.
The rotation came back around to Earth. I finished Earth Goddess on September 22, 2015. Here she is!
When I finished Earth, it was during the month of Libra so I started on Air, rotation then to Water after a month. When I started back to Water, I decided that the rotation was not working for me because I felt like I was just getting into the groove and it was time to put everything away and start again. I decided then that I would just go back to my old stitching habit of staying with one project start to finish.
I continued working on Water Goddess until I finished her on February 19, 2016. Here she is!
After finished Water Goddess, I decided to go back to Fire Goddess until I finished her. Here is the latest WIP picture for Fire Goddess. I will stay with her until she is finished, and then I will finish Air Goddess.
This brings me to today and we are all caught up!
Thank you for reading my long overdue update. Hopefully, I can make this a habit again. I will add a few tabs to with progress pics for my Goddesses.