And then one day I decided I wanted to cross stitch again.
But I had a project yet unfinished on the scroll frame. Another 25 year old unfinished project! With only this much left to do...how sad is that.
It was going to be framed and hung in my young daughter’s bedroom. But she isn’t that young anymore and I lost interest in finishing it. And, it was an area of so many color changes.
I forced myself to finish it before starting a new project. I knew if I took it off the frame it would never get finished.
The quote is one of my favorites, by Abraham Lincoln. The design is by Mary Engelbreit.
As I was working on that last bit of stitching I didn’t know what I’d do with it when it was finished. Then I remembered the antique child’s rocking chair I have from my great aunt. I don’t know the rocker’s real age but it is definitely well over 150 years old. The cane seat was worn out and had to be replaced. But the rest of the chair is in it’s original but not perfect condition. I decided this stitched piece as a pillow could sit on that rocker.
How happy am I that another languishing project is finished and being enjoyed!
Also while working on that stitching, I found I wanted a pin cushion for all these cross stitch needles I have. So I stitched a quick cushion top.
I stitched some x’s around the design and fabric frame. I didn’t get them right, but I figured that out along the way. They were good enough for this project. Next time I do that I’m hoping they will look better when done properly.
Ah, much better than needles floating around here and there and everywhere.