Goodness me, I'm back again and definitely on a roll at the moment with my third, yes third, achievement for September!
But before that I want to say thank you for your recent comments. It seems I may have inspired some of you to "Scrap-Stitch" as Sarah called it - what a fantastic phrase! I try to reply to all my comments so if you are not receiving a reply it's because you are a no-reply blogger.
Now onto the finish. This is, of course, the Ravenclaw crest from Harry Potter, started as one of my February pieces for DSDUCJFC 2015. And here it is:
Harry Potter Ravenclaw Crest
from theworldinstitches (etsy)
Stitch count 96 x 118
Stitched on 16ct Cream Aida 2 over 1
Started - 18th February 2015
Finished - 8th September 2015
Total stitching time - 44 hours 20 minutes
But, wait there..... not only have I completed the project, I have actually framed it as well! So Ravenclaw actually looks like this:
I'm absolutely over the moon with the result. I did play around with brown, grey and blue mounts but decided that just a gold-rimmed darkish wooden frame (which I already had) looked the best. I can always swap to a bigger frame and add a mount or two later if I change my mind. But I doubt I will. I rather like the simplicity.
Ravenclaw is already hanging in our snug and awaiting the arrival of its three siblings. All I need to do is finish them, although goodness knows when that will be as I'm (probably) going to take a (short) break from Harry Potter stitching for a while.
So, what to work on next? I really, really, really don't know! Obviously I don't have enough WIPs to choose from so maybe it's time for a new start - only joking! Actually, I don't have any impetus whatsoever to start something new so I'll have a rummage through my Challenge, and perhaps even my bigger, pieces and see what takes my fancy.
14/59 Challenge pieces down, 45 to go!
Love and hugs,