28 February 2011

Status Update: Almost done

Very big milestone today! I have finished cross stitching my very big Gabriel and Mary design.
So my next steps are to:
1) Unpick all the guide lines.
2) Wash it within an inch of its life (because after three and a half years of work, I'm certain it's pretty grubby).
3) Iron and hope the creases in between the guide lines come out!

I'm very pleased with it, and I'm well within my deadline for the Easter Show Arts and Crafts exhibition in April. A part of me can't really believe that it's (almost) done!

Meanwhile, I've also just picked up my Pieced Star from the framer, and delivered it straight to the publisher. Very exciting!
No idea as yet when my two projects will be published, but I'll let you know!

So now I've (almost) finished my giant cross stitch, what's next? 

Well, first off, I have a super-secret project I've been working on with my Mum which I can't talk about yet, but which I'll talk more about in the next week or so. 

I have a domino knitting project half-finished from when I was pregnant, which I really should get done. It'd be nice to knit something about such a long time cross stitching.  

I have a few new designs on the go which I need to finish off. I'm very excited about a new range of vintage cross stitch patterns I'm working on at the moment (more on those soon!).

And, you know, look after the baby and do my day job. 

It's all go around here!


  1. Congratulations on Gabriel and Mary! It's fantastic and beautiful. I envy you for finishing such a big one :-)

  2. Congratulations! It looks amazing. Good for you for seeing it through.

  3. Wow!! Congrats on your Gabriel and Mary design. I have half done DIY projects from only a couple months ago that I can't seem to finish let alone trying to stay on top of something for over 3 years. What an amazing accomplishment!!


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  4. That is AMAZING! How big IS it? Just beautiful...following you! http://orangiesattic.blogspot.com/

  5. This is amazing! Having dabbled in a little cross stitching in the past, I can appreciate how many hours went into this project.