I have two finishes for you today!
First up is Red Dragon which will be a bookmark for younger son. I stitched most of this last year but was almost defeated by the backstitch, which was barely visible while I was stitching it, and over fractionals too. Cheered on by Thoeria I finally finished this up today...
Looking at the photo on my blog now it looks a lot more impressive than it did while I was working on it! The backstitch seems to really stand up. Here's a close up, just for Thoeria...
So the dragon is slain and those fractionals didn't defeat me!
I have been in a "doing" kind of mood this week, you know where you just have those weeks where you just feel on top of things? So, I got round to finishing our Joan Elliott Calendar SAL piece for February, only 12 days late. The JEC SAL is hosted by Mii Stitch and there are 5 of us stitchers taking part and attempting to stitch each monthly design from this gorgeous calendar which was a freebie with World of Cross Stitching Magazine at the end of last year. Here's my finish for February...
Isn't it cute? It wasn't one of my favourites before I started stitching it, but I really love it now it's done! Funnily, Mii and I both chose the same 28 count Brittney pink evenweave to stitch on.
Do you like my fabric and trim choices? Of course, by taking a photo like that I am fooling myself that I will actually get round to finishing this piece at some point, and it won't just join the stitching roll of shame with all my other forgotten pieces.
I'll be back on Sunday for February's Gifted Gorgeousness when I will be sharing some gifts I received this week and also hopefully a Gifted Finish!