I realized I had forgotten to post last Sunday for this little series I have started about finishes around the house. My excuse is that it was the Thanksgiving holiday here in Canada and my time was better spent with my family, for whom I am very thankful indeed. An excellent reason to miss a blog post in my opinion!
Anyways, the series is making its return this week with the very first “big” finish of my stitching “career”.
This one took me easily six months to complete because I actually learned early in stitching it that I had bitten off a little more than I could chew at the time. At that point I set it down for awhile and worked on some more simple patterns just so I could get some more practice and experience. This was where the coasters and bookmarks came in! In the end, I was able to successfully finish this piece with confidence. I am happy to say I learned a lot of stitching lessons in the process. Mind you, it took me at least another six months to get it frames and put on display!
I really love how it turned out – being a heart stitched in black as well as being framed with a silver frame. Eventually I would like to see this piece up on the wall in our bathroom with its grey, black and silver colour scheme, but for now it is looking fantastic on this bookshelf in our living room beside my TUSAL dish!