I've finished the Zenbroidery! I really thought it was going to take like 6 months to do, and it only took a little over 2 months.
Let's recap. This was after I started on February 22. This was a test of different flosses and techniques just to see how it would look.
DONE! April 30!
While most of the colour combos are just randomly selected, I did do some in specific colours to represent things that have meaning to me. You'll find a blue and bronze flower and paisley, for Ravenclaw. I couldn't get It's A Beautiful Day's song 'White Bird' out of my head while I did that dove. Gold & red for Gryffindor of course.
There's a green and silver paisley near the black star, for Slytherin. The dark blue flower with the light blue and white beads are our high school colours. The black star represents a Grateful Dead song called 'Dark Star'.
I stitched a white lightning bolt with red & blue in that heart for the Dead.
Bluebird of happiness. There's a neon green & blue heart which are for the Seahawks.
There's a yellow and black paisley for Hufflepuff.
Really enjoyed adding all the beads and sequins too, even though I stabbed myself quite a few times, and once even drawing blood.
Those two stars were the last bits that needed to be done today and I was so eager to finish.
Now I just need to find a frame, although I'm thinking about having it professionally framed. And now comes the really hard part: Finding room on the wall for it!