I always think of the backstitching, at the end, to be the “magical” part. It’s where the blended colors are placed in proper perspective and the piece “pops” into beautiful relief. It’s my absolute favorite feeling. Completing a project is almost as wonderful as the journey itself…almost. The only lesser quality, is knowing it’s done now, which is always a tiny bit sad. Like saying thanks to a friend you are not going to be seeing anymore.
These lanterns make me think of beacons. Each light, like people, is different, but still beautifully holding on to its own inner light.