I started this project on October 17 and finished it last night, October 28. You can read more details in the blog post when I started the project.
I had planned to make it into a pillow but I’m thinking I might prefer it framed. It’s about 5″ from stitched edge to stitched edge so with a border, it would be about 6-1/2″ x 6-1/2″. Framing it means it may not be finished for this Christmas. I need to see what other pieces I’ve finished that need frames.
Last night I showed it to Addie and she said “Why does everything you stitch have ABCs on it?” I told her that, for the most part, I like stitching the type charts that contain the alphabet. Not all charts that contain the alphabet interest me and there are charts I want to stitch that do not contain the alphabet. I explain to her that there are gorgeous pieces that I would love to have on our walls, but I would not enjoy stitching for various reasons. For some, it isn’t even that I wouldn’t enjoy stitching them, but it’s that I know I would lose interest before they’re finished and never complete them . . so why buy everything to make it, invest time in it and either never finish it or make myself crazy because I know I need to finish it.
From there, we talked about . . life is short! I had to be very careful what I say because she HAS to go to school so saying do what you like and skip the rest . . that’s not something you say to a 10 year old. We did talk about finding a career that’s something you enjoy doing and work will seem like play.
One thing I know, though it’s kinda late because I have so many charts to stitch . . I do not like stitching diagonal designs like the branches the birds are sitting on and the snowflakes. It’s hard for me to count and get the placement right when I’m not stitching horizontally or vertically. Give me letters or houses any day and I’m good. Give me flowers and branches and weird shapes and I almost always have major mistakes.
Here’s the summary, which can be found for all my projects on the “Cross Stitch Projects” tab near the top of every page.
Started: October 17, 2022
Finished: October 28,2022
Fabric: 46 Count Antique White
Floss: Vikki Clayton’s Hand Dyed Silk – OMG Red 1143
Cindy F says
Love this! I like alphabets too! One thing I discovered is that as much as I like vining borders, they are a pain if there are a lot of color changes, especially changes that make it hard to carry over the thread. Having one color makes it so much easier!
So cute and speedy finish. I love mine framed – and it can become part of the Redbird Wall. 🙂
I love the samplers with all one color…it’s beautiful!! 🙂
Donna in KS says
Donna in KS says
i just looked a little closer. Where are your initials, date? Don’t cross stitchers do “labels”? Way back when I was “taught”, I was told to always do this!
Sometimes I do and sometimes I don’t.
Love your dark red floss. I think her silks are so nice.