Yup, it’s finished.
I had a lot of down time during my recent trip to Melbourne, hanging around in airports, sitting on planes. A small cross stitch project is perfect to keep the hands busy; it’s small, if you use a small hoop the necessary tools are tiny and portable, and the whole thing slips into a ziploc bag and into hand luggage. I’ll definitely be taking this kind of handwork along another time.
Anyway, such was the extent of my airport loitering that I’ve got the job done. Here’s where I was three weeks ago:
And here’s the finished piece:
I can see a few places where I miscounted stitches, but I’m not unhappy enough about the slight inconsistencies to unpick and do those bits again. The sampler is about 10 inches square; not really good enough to frame and too small for a cushion unless I give it a wide border. Hmmm, I’ll have a think about that…
As always, it’s worth your while visiting the other SAL stitchers, even if they’re not posting progress today. Don’t forget about the difference in time zones; if you’re seeing me first, you may need to drop in to theirs a bit later to give them a chance to get their posts up.
Avis at http://sewingbesidethesea.wordpress.com
Claire at http://claire93.wordpress.com
Gun at http://rutigt.wordpress.com
Carole at http://aslightobsessionwithbooks.wordpress.com
Jule at http://fromtheboudoir.wordpress.com
Wendy at http://thecraftersapprentice.blogspot.co.uk
Lucy at https://lucyannluna.wordpress.com
Cathy at http://nanacathydotcom.wordpress.com
Jess at https://everthecrafter.wordpress.com
Sue at http://sewingmagpie.blogspot.com
Constanze at https://textiledreamer.wordpress.com
Sue is the newest member of our growing group!
For the next piece, I have to go and buy a large piece of 14 count aida and some embroidery floss. I have a plan. Actually, I have two, and the tricky bit will be deciding which one to go with.
Unless the Husband asks me to re-start Anzac…