Monday, 20 June 2011

At Long Last

Jane Longstreth is finished! This sampler has been a work-in-progress since 2005 (or so) and was finished on 6-17-11. The sampler is a reproduction of one done by Jane Longstreth, a resident of Chester County, Pennsylvania, when she was 14 years old. The original is in the collection of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College. It includes over-one stitching, stem stitches and satin stitches done on 36-count with AVAS threads.

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Next UFO please step up

I have been reviewing the UFOs I have, and I think this one is probably the best to tackle over summer...due to the black Aida.
The design is a Janlynn one, called Tropical Waterline.
I bought it I would guess more than 13 years ago, possibly 15..with the intention of completing it and presenting it to my ex...then husband, for a birthday/Xmas/anniversary. He has a thing about fish being a Pisces. Anyway, it got pushed to one side as our relationship grew worse. But, I think after being divorced for almost 10 years, and being on better terms with him than I was in the breakdown of our marriage...I can bear to finish it and give it to him, as I intended when I started it. I'm not going to say how long each day I will work on it, because I know I won't manage it, but I will try to work for around 2 hours/week on it. That isn't a big ask. I'll try to post progress every other Sunday, and fingers crossed it will be finished before the winter starts to creep up on us.