I love her!
For some reason, I don’t have the very last line of the chart. It’s supposed to have 92 rows but I only have 91 so I adjusted the count on Pattern Keeper, thinking it was a mistake on the chart but now I see that I need some little “stems” coming off the bottom of the chart so I’ll just guess where they go and add them..
All I have left to do is fill in a few blanks with one color I’m waiting to receive, then put flowers around all the border stems, which will take a while because they all have to be started and stopped at each stem . . lots of starts and stops and that’s slow work. You can see where I added a few flowers at the top.
She is so cute!!
Don’t you love her plaid skirt? I do!
She will become my first pillow. Well, my first in about 40 years. When I cross stitched before, I made a few pillows but they were big square pillows, not cute, decorated pillows – which I hope this one will be.
One thing I learned – I am a very poor judge of how long it takes me to stitch anything. I honestly thought I’d have her completely stitched in three days – four at the most. I’ve stitched on her 7 or 8 days now and probably have 1-1/2 days left til all the stitching is done. Most of the time, I blame my slow stitching on high count linen, doing too much other stuff around the house, running errands with Vince or working from a paper chart (which I do not like doing). Nope – I used 32 count lugana – not high count linen. From looking at this house . . I haven’t done much in the last week. Cooking? Did I even cook two days this past week. Lots of leftovers. One day Vince offered to go get a pizza and I said . . we have to eat leftovers. We did so that was good. We did get Babe’s burgers that one day. Other than the trip to eat burgers with Vince, I haven’t gone anywhere so it’s probably time to admit that I am just a very slow stitcher!