Time for trials, time for an idea to evolve and mature, time to execute, and make changes and time for contemplation, to know when its all done and not another stitch or sequin is required.
The luxury of time alas is not the case with most projects I undertake.Projects which are constrained by time I must admit bring in the money but those which have time on their side, grow, evolve and are touched with a special je ne sais quoi.
This piece of embroidery was started in June. I love the Chinese proverb which I came across in The Curious Gardener's Almanac by Niall Edworthy and the butterfly and floral motif is on a tea cosy which belonged to my grandmother, I think it compliments the proverb. Last month I thought it was done and I could get it framed but when I took a look this month no doubt influnced by some books on samplers I have been looking through I'm back at the contemplation stage - contemplating balance. Will let you know how things go - its a matter of time you know.