It's an exciting and challenging piece, and requires lots of decision-making. That always slows me down. Last year I committed to a big and challenging piece and actually managed to finish it! So I'm hoping I can repeat a "big project" finish again this year.
Here's a picture of my progress for 3 days of class plus 3+ months since then.
. . . .not terrible. . . but at this rate. . . well. . . this could take a while. So, this week's goal, complete at least two additional rocks in the grotto.
I'm also spurred on by the knowedge that some people in the class have actually finished! To see the completed piece, check out Margaret's beautiful mermaid at her blog, Life, needlework and everything. Wish me luck.