Done and dusted

Well it’s finished – I finally finished the sampler yesterday.  I do hope the couple like it as it’s certainly been a trial to me.  Somehow I don’t think I will attempt this particular one again.  There’s a photo of it at the bottom of the post – have a look at it – looks really simple doesn’t it – but it has caused so much grief I’m quite sick of the sight of it.

I had it finished the other day – washed and framed and then realised one of those bl….birds was one square lower than the other!  So out came the minature scissors and a needle – two hours later I start to sew again.  Took twice as long to stitch as I kept checking the graph and then rechecking with the other bird to make sure it was coming out where it was supposed to.

When it was washed, ironed and framed (again) I took a quick snap of it
I had found a simple wood photo frame which had a smooth melamine like finish
but have a look at what I saw when I checked the photo.
Can you see the big mark on the glass – first rule is to actually clean the glass!!

So out it came again for the glass to be cleaned
After reframing it ‘again‘ the sampler was just wrapped
(no new photo taken!)

and placed in a safe place ready to take with us on Friday.

Now if anyone mentions the word ‘Wedding’ to me in the near future
I’m going to hope they subscribe to the Wishing Well idea
Dropping cash into an envelope for them to buy whatever they want
at the moment sounds like a much better way to go.

Or is it??

10 thoughts on “Done and dusted

  1. G’day Cathy. It is just gorgeous. Well done. They will treasure it. I tried a counted cross stitch many years ago and gave up half way through and never finished it. I gave it to a friend who tackled it and I told her to keep it. She still has it hanging on her wall to this day. I have never felt the urge to do another one !!! Take care. Liz…


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