Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Finished My Final Project for 2014!

Earlier today I was able to finish my final project for 2014 and I am so happy I made my goal :) I need to trim it out and attach the metal welcome to it and it will be ready for display. I am thinking I will go ahead and display it in my kitchen until Spring arrives, and then I will display it for a short time on my covered porch (don't want all that hard work to get messed up!) Also, this was a old WIP that I started about 7 -8 years ago! Glad to have it finished :)

                                                            Thoughts on Back Stitching:
I love how the back stitching really brought it to life. I used to terribly dread back stitching due to what I guess you could call a stitching snob many years ago - in my last post I said I have been stitching for 20 years. I guess it was back in the early 2000's that someone said that back stitching makes a project look cartoonish, and until I just really got into my stitching in the last 2 years, I really let that get to me as it always stuck with me, which in turn made me HATE back stitching. Now I don't mind it at all. Now I look at back stitching as bringing a project to life, and I shouldn't have let another's words bring such displeasure into my craft! So please stitcher's remember this when you speak (in words or typing) of how it could affect others outlook based on YOUR way of doing something :)

I am off here to start getting things ready for some SAL's, and I hope everyone has a safe and HAPPY NEW YEAR!


  1. Congrats on the cute finish Susan.

    Happy New Year

  2. Thank you Linda :) Happy New Year to you also!