Tuesday, January 22, 2008
First finish of 08
This is my first finish of the year. It was actually a UFO that I started probably back in high school, if not before that. The design is simply called "Claddagh" and it is from Holidays In Cross Stitch 1990: The Vanessa Ann Collection. The fabric is one that I picked out to use to finish the piece. This is where you guys come in ... how do you think I should finish it? I haven't quite decided yet. I was hoping for some suggestions. The second picture is just a better picture of just the design. I made some adjustments to the suggested DMC thread, mostly since I didn't have the exact colors called for and just used similar ones.
In other stitching news, I have acquired quite a bit of stash since the new year. DH gave me a gift certificate to AC Moore, which I used to purchase some fabric (all Aida since I don't really like the selection of linens there, I'd rather get that from my LNS) and stock up on some of the floss that I would need to complete some of the projects that I have picked out. I have received one of three charts that I ordered from military x-stitch (the other two had to be charted and should be here this week). I have received my class crest and am waiting on the ship crest for both my and my husband's ships. I also picked up a bunch of fat quarters of various fabrics to add to my stash for finishing purposes.
I am also looking forward to participating in Bride's Tree SAL but I am still waiting on the pattern books that I ordered. Of course I find out after the fact that the ONS that I ordered them from has a history of taking a long time to fill their orders and not providing information. I believe one of the charts is out of stock, so my entire order is waiting to be shipped. Oh well, I'll get started at some point.
I found out this week who my partner was going to be for the Fair and Square exchange: Willeke from the Netherlands. I received an e-mail from her today. I already have my square planned out for her ... I just need to pick out the floss for it. I hope you are all having a wonderful day and evening.