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Wednesday 5 March 2014

Work In Progress Wednesday........and I've completed something!

Afternoon! Can you remember when I started this? It's a cross stitch for my sister, Rose. I had to keep quiet about it as it was for her Birthday and I've got myself in hot water before for posting presents which the recipient then saw (luckily she was good about it!). It went in the post yesterday though so I think I'm safe.

A couple of you guessed it was a heart....pretty close.....but no, it's a rose!

I actually missed her birthday as it took me so long to make. Far far longer than I ever anticipated....I even had to take it on holiday. I'm really pleased with it though- I think it was worth the time and effort.

I wanted to display it somehow so decided to use the embroidery hoop. I'd seen some fab crochet-decorated embroidery hoops in Simply Crochet Issue 14 and thought I'd give it a go.

I chose a couple of DK yarns....a pink and a sparkly white

....white on the inside with a pink trim.......only thing is I didn't like it. Not one bit. It was too big, too frilly and just wrong. Wrong for the cross stitch and not my sister at all. It would be totally fine for another project, just not this one.

The white was too much, as was the size. In the end I went with a simple picot edging using the pink.

.....and I really loved it. It also looked great hung up :-)

What do you think? I'm really pleased with it, and I really hope my sister likes it too!


Joining in with Ginny for the first time in an age........

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