attack_laurel (attack_laurel) wrote,

Embroidery and Less Fun Things

Well, let's get the less fun things out of the way first.  Tomorrow I have an ultrasound to check on my thyroid, since I have gone and got myself a thyroid "goiter" (because I'm so authentic, even my medical conditions are documentable).  The Monday after that, I go and get a follow-up ultrasound on my boobs, because of "an area of non-symmetry on the left breast".  Apparently, I can't even have my issues one at a time - I'm just such an overachiever. 

I'm not freaking out yet, because I have nothing so far to freak out about, but I will admit to slight trepidation.

Anyway, on to more fun stuff!  In a marathon 9-hour session on Friday, I got the fourth sleeve piece GST done.  Yay me, though I'm paying for it today.  So, I took pictures:

embroidered jacket sleeves
That's the one with the gold on the far right.
embroidered jacket sleeve embroidered jacket sleeves
A slightly closer look.

Of course, it took me until the fourth piece to realize that if I stitched clockwise, the gilt thread on the rose hips would lay out in a nice circular pattern, thus:

But that's okay, I'm the only person that will really notice it, especially once all the spangles are on.

So, stats:  I got the last sleeve done in less than a month in calendar days, though it took the same in hours as all the rest - roughly 91-92 hours per piece to do the GST.  My total hours so far (whole thing) are 2349.5, and I've been working on this project for just over 2 years and 8 months.  I've used 12 spools of the GST so far.

Anyway, that's what I've been doing and thinking about.  We're judging at MTA (Jamestown) next weekend, so there's been quite a bit of reading up on that, too.
Tags: embroidery, jacket, state of the me
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