Tuesday 11 October 2016

Anchors Aweigh!

The culmination of two months of regular needlework was the reward of finishing my coastal cross stitch in early September.  Even after I had finished the actual cross stitch, it took about ten days to add all the detail, working the back stitches to bring the design to life.

The piece still needs washing (it got a bit dusty after eight years!) and pressing, but as I have no plans to have it framed immediately, I am going to invest in some acid-free tissue paper and carefully wrap it up before storage.

For those of you who may be wondering, this is an Anchor cross stitch design, which was discontinued.  I wasn't able to buy a kit, but managed to purchase the charts online and I bought all of the embroidery silks and fabric required to complete it.  

I am delighted with the finished design and it was definitely worth the hundreds of hours I spent completing it.  My original intention had been to make this to go in my dream home by the sea.  This dream is on hold for now, but who knows?  If ever I find my dream home, I know what I will be hanging on the wall.