Stitch Along: another finish

It’s Stitch Along time again. After missing the last session, I thought I’d better get a wiggle on and finish up!

Screen shot 2014-12-14 at 3.32.31 PMSo, it’s finished. Not a large piece, but a great deal of counting in the empty spaces to make life interesting. I think I’ll frame it as my bedside photo of the Husband, instead of the actual one.

1051 Lest We ForgetI’m not sure what I’ll be working on next, but you’ll see in the next post. It may be something not too large, so that it’s not a big production to put it down and pick it up. I’m in the mood for something small and pretty. On the other hand, I owe the Husband his Lest We Forget piece, next year being the 100th anniversary of Gallipoli, so perhaps it’ll be that… It’s medium sized, about 25 x 35 cm (10 x 14″ approx), so it’ll keep me busy a fair while. I like the design, but not the lettering or arrangement of the Ode, so that’ll get changed, and I’m thinking a poppy might be inserted somewhere, too,

Meanwhile, be sure to check out what the other SAL ladies are up to:

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Alison at

Jule at

Elizabeth at

Wendy at



26 thoughts on “Stitch Along: another finish

  1. tialys says:

    Well done! This looks great.

  2. Carole says:

    Congratulations on a splendid finish. It looks lovely 🙂

    I like to have something small to work on sometimes. It makes a change from fiddly or awkward pieces.

  3. A beautifully worked portrait – astonishing what you have achieved in cross stitch. Jock does a fair bit of portrait embroidery, but he uses only long and short stitch. eg

    • katechiconi says:

      I took a look at his work on a previous occasion – very impressive! I’m pleased with how this turned out. I’ll do the Husband’s piece next, and then I fancy s bit of tapestry…

  4. claire93 says:

    well done ^^

  5. minerva says:

    Well done on the finish – it’s a good looking piece! Enjoy deciding what to do next!

    • katechiconi says:

      I’m very pleased with how it turned out; always a gamble when it’s your own design! I’ve pretty much decided on the Husband’s piece. After all, I’ve abandoned his quilt to work on Worldwide Friends, so he should see me working on something that’ll be his…

  6. Kirsten says:

    There he is, all done!

  7. You did a great job. I love the soft colours you used, much richer than a photo 🙂

  8. Jule says:

    It’s looking great! 🙂

  9. rutigt says:

    Ah, what a nice embroidery! Lucky you to have another finished project and I hope your DH also like it 🙂
    Gun, Sweden

  10. Elizabeth says:

    I love this, Kate! Please post the framed piece, when finished.

  11. EllaDee says:

    The piece you finished is lovely, and wonderful for a bedroom. I like the next project on the agenda Lest we Forget.

    • katechiconi says:

      I do too, but the lettering is quite crude and nasty, so I’ll have to change that for sure. I got it all out and had a look at it this evening. I hate this stage of a project, when it’s all still to be done and there’s prep work too…. Still, I’ll harden up and get on with it soon.

  12. Great portrait!
    I agree that the ode needs a poppy. Everything needs a splash of red, right?

    • katechiconi says:

      Absolutely! I have a nice cross stitch poppy pattern to use, it’s just a question of scaling it correctly and buying the right DMC stranded cotton. I’m going to range the text left instead of centred, and put the poppy bottom right.

  13. wendy says:

    Well done! It looks lovely and what a great idea. I didn’t realise it was a photograph of your husband!

    • katechiconi says:

      Yes, I put it through an online program that converts images into embroidery patterns. The original was black and white, and I specified I only wanted to use 4 colours, so it was easy!

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