I put in the last stitches on the "wallpaper" (it's hard to see in the photo as it is the palest green and white #4 Kreinik braid in a darning pattern, but it is there) that forms the background this evening and I am HAPPY DANCING! I am really impressed that she took me less than a year to finish. I started her in November of 2009 and finished her in 10 months. Of course, if you are a reader, you know that there was lots of other stitching that went on during those ten months as well.
Now comes the next problem...I don't know how to frame her. Should I bring the frame right up to the border around her, or leave some space. I don't use glass on my pieces so adding a mat is probably not an option. I welcome any and all suggestions.
We will be packing up for the trip to NYC in the next few days. How have I accumulated so much more stash than I had when we came out here? I know, too many trips to my LNS, but we have to keep them in business, right? I even stopped in today to pick up a few small charts. I don't have a good xs shop in NYC, so I do a lot of stach enhancement when we are out here in IN.
BTW, the red background on the blog was getting to be a bit much, so I have softened it to the light blue. It will probably go better with my photos.
Take care, and enjoy the cooler weather. I know I am.