Saturday, August 30, 2014

Through the Years Gone Finish

Wow, I can't believe that the last time I was on my blog was in July sometime.  It's just been really hectic!  We had a family vacation in Southern Shores in the Outer Banks for a week, only to return to get the two youngest ready to go off for college.  Plus I've had this pesky sinus infection, I just can't seem to kick.  But...such is life, when I wasn't around doing stuff for the pets and family, I was stitching.  I spent hours of each day stitching.  Because I just wanted to be done!!!!  When you pick a project that is so large, even under the best guestimate, it takes you longer than you think.  But alas, I put the final stitches in today of Through the Years Gone by Jan Houtman.  I belong to several FB sampler pages, and posted regular updates on my progress.  Lots of other stitchers recognized the piece, but.....if you go search for this sampler, other than sites that sell the chart, I think I may have been the only one that actually decided to stitch it.  Now, to wait for a huge framing sale, so that I can get it framed, since I already know where I want to hang the piece.
And the best part.....I finally get to move onto a new project!!!!



  1. WOW! Congratulations on this huge finish! I can't figure out the psychology of it, but why is it that we get so excited about a certain large xstitch we want to do, but then it ends up being more of a chore, driving us to finish it, only so we can start another one!??? (I bet you end up doing a ton of smalls for a good while. : )

    1. I not sure either, but it sure does work that way, doesn't it? I don't do a lot of small projects, other than souvenir cross stitch that I have picked up from places we visited, or currently I'm working on college logos, for all the college graduates in the family.

      Most of the time I would say my projects are those that can easily fit on a floor or lap stand.