Anyway after 14 months and only achieving about 8 plus 2 starts, I put away all the little sketch books, the printed motifs ( from the sketchbooks) and cut out flags in a box, until now.
The issue with the project first time around was basically it not suitable for a completely beaded project, I had to use embroidery as part of the process. Some pages had no bead elements I could use at all. Finally, the major reason I gave up was because it was closely linked to losing weight. By the end of my time at WW I had lost 27lbs and then gain that back plus more due a change in my thyroid medication. Doing the pages just made me depressed thinking all the time of the uphill struggle I have with the problem.
Now I am in a better place. I still have the weight issue and the thyroid problem. My medication has changed and some of the weight has come off. I have accepted I will never be thin, slim or young again. I have other medical issues which have turned up, one linked my weight but the other not. Both need me to change my attitude towards food. My aim now is just to be as fit as I can be with a change in my diet without feeling deprived and exercise.
Now I look at the pages and just see an art project, not a personal goal. So I will dedicate the rest of the year's evenings to getting further along with this project. First decision, embroidery will be the main way of working these up. It fits in nicely with the TAST project. There will be some beading. There will be no deadline. Once I am happy with how much I have done, it will be finished. There might be 52 pages but more likely somewhat less than that. I need to work out how to sew better flags! I am not seamstress than might be the biggest challenge :)
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