TRADITIONAL WELSH SAMPLER (Designer: Brenda Keyes)
Today I went to University and had a nice lunch with my tutor and one of the other professors who were obviously on "cheer up duties" - they did have me laughing out loud for the first time in ages, as they make a good double-act. I then took the long route home to collect a DMC thread 642 (stone) to complete the sampler - I could not believe I ran out of thread with only 2 of the little edges to complete. Just my luck!
As you will know, I have been stitching the above Welsh Sampler for quite a long time (approximately 9 months on and off, in between other projects and exams of course!). Well, finally today was the day I put the last stitch in this piece at around 5pm UK time to be exact.
Mike would be sitting in his favourite chair, reading his newspaper and drinking a nice glass of red wine, watching me beavering away industriously on it, so I know he will now be pleased with the result. We are slowly dancing round the room, with me in his arms ....
I have a gold frame for it, but just need to get the right piece of backing board to mount and lace it , before putting it into the frame. Once it is completed, I will take a photo of it "in-situ" in the living room. I think it may be a week or two before it will be completed because I have to go to the art-shop in town.
After such a busy day, I am very tired, so I wish you all a fond goodbye until my next blog entry.