May 14, 2014

Oh Happy Day!

Yesterday, I put the last stitches into Block 12 of my Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow.  Block 10 had been finished on Easter Sunday but I never took a picture until today.

I decided not to stitch Block 12 exactly as charted as after all of the hard work of stitching I wanted to include my own name and not  Mary Crow's.  Plus the angel holding the tree was kind of freaky looking so I took the tree motif and stitched it alone, trying to balance out the medallion on the left.

Then I used the space between for stitching my name.  I did not chart my name out prior to starting to stitch, just put in the letters as I went along.  As you can see, there was not enough room for the last k in my name so I took a page from some of the school girl samplers of old and fit it in.

I could have ripped out the tree or my last name and started over but I like the imperfection of it, so it's going to stay as is.

Here is block 10 completed as well.  I will work to get better pictures with a regular camera over the next few days.  These were taken quickly with my iPhone and I'm too tired to fuss to get them better.

I can't tell you how happy I am to be able to move on to something else!  Wahoooo.....