This is the weekend before the last weekend I will have to work on my 2014 North Carolina State Fair project, and — I have been told I say this every year– I have no idea how I will get it all done in time.
To alleviate my anxiety about finishing, I got an early start on the weekend and spent all of Friday joining squares into strips, joining those strips to each other, and weaving in ends as I went along.
By the time sunset neared, I had managed complete one of the nine panels for the project and make progress on others:
Saturday, the joining continued, and today, after I had finished working in outdoor light as much as I could (the seasons have most definitely changed and the weather, while perfect for walking the dog was a bit crisp for sitting out doors), I took photos of my progress.
My grandmother’s stove panel (far right) underwent a design change, and I finished the television panel as well as the telephone panel that I had finished on Friday:
I also got all of the dirt squares joined on the center panel, and I am hopeful that the lighter colors that remain to be joined will go more quickly:
By far the most challenging panel I am working on at the moment is the pomegranate tree/chicken coop panel. I don’t know what I was thinking when I originally joined the squares into strips (if I was thinking at all), but I continued to make progress, even if it was modest:
By this time next week, I hope to be if not done, at least very, very close, and in the meantime I will move forward, one stitch at a time.