It's happy dance time! I'm so pleased to have a finish to show you. Here's part four of A Taste of Tuscany:
A Taste of Tuscany by Rico Designs
Featured in Cross Stitch Crazy issue ??
Stitched on 16ct Light Blue Aida 2 over 1
Stitch count 54 wide by 55 high
Started - 4th August 2014
Finished - 14th August 2014
Total stitching time - 20 hours
And here is the Tuscany quartet in my custom-designed frame from ezeframe.co.uk:
And the individual framed pictures up close:
With hindsight I should have made the black mount another 1mm wider but that's only a tiny niggle and was my choice. Other than that I am extremely happy with the frame and have had some really nice comments about it. Thank you.
Being small pieces I did not have to worry about stretching or lacing them so they are only (cringe) stuck onto the back aperture with double-sided tape. Some 2oz wadding was placed behind to make them stand out a little which is just about visible on the photos.
Despite the whiskers and french knot eyes being a pain to get correct (and I am REALLY glad I changed them back from blue to yellow) I have thoroughly enjoyed stitching all four Tuscany pieces and would not hesitate to stitch them again if the need arose.
Yet again my mum has claimed this project for her room. She lives in our front lounge but as that is where I do the majority of my stitching I'm not complaining!
As for my my next ten hour stint of stitching I have already returned to Millie, otherwise known as Hang In There, filling in the odd gaps of confetti. I aim to work on her until she too is completed, so hopefully I'll be back soon with a Millie update. Until then,
All the best and
Happy stitching :)