I think I have finished this cloth – deciding against background stitching as the figure is stitched directly into the cloth she may well disappear if I add more. The cloth is hanging at the foot of my bed and I have been looking at it and looking at it for days and days. A procrastinator at heart I have been trying to make up my mind whether, in fact, this is truly finished. I feel that if I keep fiddling and adding bits here and there I will lose the essence of what I have already. To make this into a truly completed work it has yet to have a backing attached and the edges bound, which I will also do by hand. I have not done so already because of my lack of a final final decision. Life may be a spiral, my mind certainly follows that route over and over :).
I have added more stems and completed the stream at the base of the cloth – it is there that I am undecided about – should there be more?????
This would be it, in its raw state …. I am delighted to have managed to focus on this for the whole year …. already I have in mind where I am going next, creatively speaking.