Sunday, January 3, 2010
I can finally let the cat out of the bag! Sanctuary is done, and has found its way to a new home chez JCB. The lovely Janet and I discovered the pattern together when out shopping after an excursion to last year's needlework show at Woodlawn, so I think it was a fitting tribute to our friendship. I put in the last few hemstitches during the snowstorm that blew through a week before Christmas. It was a perfect day to sit and stitch by a roaring fire--all kinds of plans were cancelled and we were trapped in the house while an eventual 17.5 inches of snow settled over the bushes.
Here is a close-up of the hemstitching. I am very happy with the way it turned out, though I will admit that the corners were not exactly done in the textbook manner. When I did them the way I was supposed to, they had little points, like witches' shoes, which was not exactly what I was hoping for, so I just fudged it a bit.
I think this little yellow flower is my favorite.
I'll be putting a few more shots on my flickr account. Farewell, Sanctuary! I enjoyed the hours we spent together, and I hope you enjoy your new home.