As you may have guessed... A Tavern House finish did not happen before the end of 2015... even though I devoted hours to stitching on it on December 31st... ;-) What did happen is a resolve to slow down and enjoy the process of stitching... and to stop ruining the fun of it by self imposing a goofy deadline... :-)
So, slow stitch I did and just finished Block 7 this afternoon. Blocks 1 through 6 needed to be stitched together before Block 7 (the top 8") could be stitched... simply because it stretches the entire width (46-1/2") of the top and had a few elements that overlapped into the blocks below it.
Apologies for the poor quality picture... we had buckets of rain today and there was not a dry flat surface in the yard to take a picture... so, indoor lighting was all I could do. When the final (Block 8) is completed, I'll be sure to post a more clear picture so that you can see the textures of the hand dyed woolens better.
I had a lot of fun reading everyone's blogs about New Year's promises, guidelines, lists and resolutions! ;-) Though I did not intend to make any official claim to anything in particular for myself... I think what kind of just fell into place, was a resolve to slow down and...
Enjoy each day for the gift that it is! :-)