There are those ideas that take a lot longer to come to fruition than initially thought.
This is one of them.
My beloved Aunty is a huge fan of James Dean. She has been as long as I can remember.
So, for her 40th birthday, I thought that I would stitch her a picture of him. In a lovely grey and purple colour scheme to compliment her decor.
What I was not banking on, was the fact that what you see before you is not the original one (that was black & white and I royally fluffed it) and that it took me, in all, a number of years to complete.
SEVEN years to be precise. So, I felt it only right to take a photo of the very last stitch.
To get to this stage, as her birthday approached, it took 3 solid days of stitching, followed by 3 solid nights of stitching. I am talking 6am to 2am.
There were moments of delirium, I shant lie.
But, I am nothing if unable to work well under pressure, and do you know what?
I DID IT!!!
(despite overshooting slightly there on the left. Such a waste of time)
And it was wrapped in 7 layers of paper and ribbon - one for each year my Aunty should have received it.