Spring Dragon

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Another WIP to show off. This is Spring Dragon, by Patricia Allison (image links to larger pic). I bought this design in October 2003, not long after my birthday. I hadn’t really discovered online fabric sources at that stage, and fabric options in Australia are much more limited. Finally, I found a nice piece of Quaker cloth (now my favourite fabric) in Rue Green which looked right, and started stitching on December 11th. I stitched most of what you see here in a few weeks (there is actually a little more done than this). Then I stopped.

I don’t know why exactly, and I certainly don’t count this as a UFO. I think what happened is I grew tired of never having anything finished, and decided to spend 2004 finishing small items (mostly Christmas ornaments). Since then, I’ve also managed to start a bunch of other large designs, and somehow, Spring Dragon always gets pushed to the end of the line. Could be something to do with that high lustre blending filament – yuck! My love for this design was recently rekindled, when I found Patricia Allison’s blog, where she is documenting the transformation of this design into a detailed drawing. Just beautiful :love: So expect to see some more progress on this once this semester’s exams are over (June 20, la la la!)

One response to “Spring Dragon

  1. Great progress so far, Mel! I’m looking forward to seeing more done. 🙂