The frame base is now complete. When I look at it, it reminds me of an unfinished butterfly. Teri has a lot of different butterfly patterns, I wonder if subconsciously she designed this on her computer with that image in mind? I can see how the wings would lay. If this was a smaller resin piece, I would use different colors to make the stain glass effect with the wings. I laid the size 40 section that I finished in the channel where it would lay when done in the size 20. I wanted a size comparison. This is still all just the inner portion of the design. There's still a whole outer chaining row with a few of the butterfly motifs to stabilize and join. Now I have to figure out what colors to continue with from here on. I don't have many options with size 20 since I've pretty much been purchasing only 40 or 80 thread. My solid color options are black, mint green, or variegated pinks or blues. I think I'll turn this larger version towards a gothic them and make the butterflies black. I would have done it all in this grey, unfortunately I have only the half ball of grey left. I'm thinking of adding beads to the larger piece when it's completed. The smaller one can just rely on it's coloring for 'sparkle'.
I have some more time off coming up. The timing is perfect since it falls during the week of my birthday. It also lets me recharge my batteries, so to speak, before the craziness of work kicks in to full drive. I know one of my boss's is not happy with it, but the other understands that we are all burning out and if we don't get the opportunity to decompress, they may just lose their strongest people during a peak period.