Sunday, December 4, 2016

Celestial Dragon 2

These last 10 hours on Celestial Dragon have just crawled by. It's the busiest time of year at work - everyone wants to close their financings NOW. Which means I'm working 6-7 days a week. And I am TIRED. So this took a long time.

Before:

After:

I'm doing all the stitching first and then will fill in the backstitching, beading, and french knots, but that won't be for a while. If you look REALLY hard on the right side, you can see the sparkly thread border. Those purple and periwinkle "whiskers" are also in sparkly thread. Hard to tell, but it's there.

I am so, so exhausted from work right now, and so burned out. I went up to the partners on Friday and just told them I need some time off in January to recharge. They told me to go for it, I put in my PTO request, and started planning out all the lazy days I would spend in my PJ's. Then I thought to myself, for kicks, how much tickets to Iceland cost at that time. So I checked. And I almost died. $300 roundtrip per person, direct flight from SFO. Impossible. So I told H³. Who told me we had to scoop those tickets up.

So I'm going to Iceland with H³ for the third time in January for a week! Everyone has their favorite place on earth they would go in a heartbeat. Mine is always Iceland.

I can't wait.

Happy stitching, everyone!

7 comments:

Rebekah said...

Nice for the head to be done and the whiskers. I like how colourful the piece is. How exciting to hear about the Iceland trip!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Dragon is looking awesome!
How fantastic to be visiting Iceland again but when are you coming to the UK? It's nearly as cold here...

Astrids dragon said...

Wow, your dragon is really looking awesome! Sorry you're burnt out from work, but going to Iceland sounds wonderful.

bijsaramsades said...

o, z'n prachtig borduurwerk, schitterend

The Crafty Princess said...

At least this beautiful dragon is so vibrant and would lift your spirits a bit when stitching him. Human body does need rest, I don't know how you go for so long without it, poor thing. Glad to hear that you're heading back to your favourite place on Earth. Take care in the meantime and get some rest!

xo Alicia

Heather said...

How great have fun! I didn't realize that's where you lived. We're in SoCal but my father in law lives in San Fran. My dream trip is Ireland and we may go next year too! Celestial dragon is looking fabulous!

Rachel said...

Just been catching up on all of your posts since April! Seems that the 10 hour rotation is working well for you as you've made a good amount of progress on a number of projects. Hope 2017 is less busy for you and you are able to put in a few more stitches. Love the colours of Celestial Dragon. :)