The problem with frequent posting is there often isn't a lot of progress to show and that certainly is true today, BUT it is time for and I am determined to match last year's posting success. Gifted Gorgeousness is hosted by Jo at Serendipitous Stitching (I have learned to spell both gorgeous and serendipitous because of her) and is a way to say "thank you" to everyone that has given us stitching bits and bobs for gifts and to show what we are stitching as gifts. Each of the pieces I showed in my last post were gifts of some kind - either from Internet friends or designers or, in the case of To Have and To Hold will be a gift.
Despite having a four day weekend, I didn't get as much stitching in as I had hoped. I did; however, get the taxes all drafted out and ready to file, finally got the DVD player hooked-up in the den (my stitching area) and had a totally clean house for about 10 minutes.
The stitching that I did do resulted in a finish. To Have and To Hold Bridal Sampler is complete.
The original design was done in teals and green, but the wedding colors are lilac and green so some changing was necessary. The most difficult part was switching out beads, but I think I found suitable replacements. It took much longer than I expected to finish off the backstitching at the bottom. The beads were a bit fiddly as the stitching didn't fall in nice neat blocks, but it lines up well enough. Just have to wait for a nice sale at the framers. And as I'm looking at the photo, I realized I forgot an entire line of beading - so much for that happy dance.
I'm going to count it as a finish as it will be complete within the hour and then I can put Sentimental Heart on the frame and get it started it needs a few more changes than this one, so I'm glad I have until October to have it finished.