It’s done! and very pretty it is too…
I’m really pleased with this card, have just mounted it up and it’s all ready to be given to my sister-in-law for her birthday next month.
It was quite an easy stitch really but a couple of things which I need to remember in case I decide to stitch it again…
The half stitch for the blue (very pale blue) for the sky was a bit of a nightmare to see under artificial light, so would either switch it for a slightly darker blue or make sure I stitch it in natural daylight.
The backstitching was a bit of a nightmare, as it’s one of those patterns which don’t follow the grid; it gives a more natural looking outline once finished, but a bit of a pain to ‘push through’ stitches etc. Worth it though.
So what next?
Well I still have to make up Mum’s cushion; need to speak to my sister about gettting together to do that and of course I need to get on with Dad’s picture. Oh and there is still the Christmas Sampler and the new projects to get on with (am using the new projects as a bit of a ‘carrot’ to make sure I do the other things first!)
So, no more procrastinating once I’ve finished on this blog I’m going to get Dad’s project out and begin on that. Think I’ll do a day of ‘normal’ stitching then a day of metallic thread stitching, perhaps if I do it in short bursts it won’t drive me too crazy!