|Samplers and Such|
February Tin Topper
Of all things, I took the above picture with my cell phone. Turns out just as good as all my other bad pictures. I did NOT enjoy stitching this at all. I made a mistake, restarted, made a mistake, restarted, and finally made a mistake and said forget it and kept going. It turned out fine, it's almost impossible to tell where my mistake is, though I'll always know. I am one freaking thread off somewhere. The geometric nature of the pattern was not forgiving and I could barely see on the relatively small coffee-colored evenweave.
I did however LOVE my first finishing class at my LNS! I loved spending a couple hours with other stitchers and learning a new technique. I also think I will be better at Chirstmas ornaments because of this class! I wish I could show you the cording trick she taught. You can't tell where my cording ends and begins, it's awesome. The finished product came out so beautiful that I am actually tempted to stitch another. <GASP> Maybe an "easier" pattern? I say "easier" because by looking at this one, I expected this one to be quick and easy. The thing is I think my godmother would actually like this design. I finished the inside with a big cabbage rose pattern. It looks nice. I'm making a note I should have taken inside pictures too. I'd love to make one of these as a RAK for any stitcher I know, the problem is the only other stitcher I really know is my Godmother.
I also finished my nephew's birth sampler (finally) and a small owl ornament, but those pictures will come along another day. I have to figure out if it is possible to block the name in the birth sampler without making it pointless to show a picture. I reached the point where I could start working on Puppy's (not my nephew's real name) stocking and I am so excited.
I hope you all had a blessed Easter.