Houses of Hawk Run Hollow was finished at 10:50pm (cst) December 31st 2009.
Unwashed, unpressed, and laid across the back of the couch.
Aw… a bunny! Mostly I’m just thrilled that it’s done & that 2009 I put up there in that very first block is true. I’ll be washing & ironing it today between bits of Christmas packing up and putting away. HoHRH is going to my mother – she was bugging me that she needed another big piece (she has Mother’s Tree) for over another couch in her house so I made this her Christmas present. Monday it’ll be off to Jill for framing (I do the labor, Mom pays the framer – which is the other reason she gets this. I can’t afford to frame it right now and it’ll be better off framed and hanging somewhere rather than in limbo with all my other finished but not finished projects.).
For the curious, finished size is 26 -1/4″ x 19-1/2″ approx. It was stitched on a half yard cut of 28ct. French Country Linen in Cashmere using 2 strands of DMC cotton throughout.
Hmmm…. it’s 2010 – what am I going to stitch? 😉 After a brief bout of insanity when Darlene O’Steen’s Berlin Woolwork Sampler was considered, then maybe Indigo Rose’s Desiderata, or should I just pull 12 smallish things from the stash and make them my monthly stitch – this morning The Project called my name. Remember Lizzie Kate’s Double Flips from 2008? Well I’ve had them kitted since late ’08 early ’09 and after the huge amount of work that went into HoHRH I’m ready for something simple and sweet this year. Berlin Woolwork – next year. lol I don’t know if I’ll actually stitch today, Christmas really does need to be put up and I’ve got two books that I’m reading calling my name (Cape Storm & My Dead Body – need to add those to Goodreads too).
I’m not real big on resolutions & such but I will admit to wanting to get more than a couple of my WIPs finished. We’ll see how that goes… Well, Happy New Year everyone & may you get all you wish for (but only the stuff that’s actually good for you).