Oh boy, look what happens when you stitch for almost half your waking hours..... you end up with not only a really good start on a project but a finish too!! This was totally unplanned and only occurred because the temptation of carrying on far outweighed the thought of housework. You know how it is... I'll just stitch the girl... I'll add the bike...I might as well do the border... I know the writing won't take too long... that just leaves the insects... oh look - it's finished!! I admit I was very naughty and now today have all that overdue housework to look forward to. But I don't care - I've finished a challenge piece!!!!
The environmental message is plain and simple, but unfortunately not very realistic given most road conditions. I don't know about where you live, but in my area riding a bike is not something I would want nor encourage my children to do. But, as I don't drive, my children and I are used to walking everywhere (within reason) so are just as environmentally friendly that way!
Anyway, here's the chart and my FINISH:
Stitched on 16ct Muted Garden hand-dyed aida by The Crafty Kitten 2 over 1
Stitch count 40 wide by 63 high
Started - 24th January 2016
Finished - 24th January 2016
Total stitching time - 7 hours 40 minutes
It looks like I've swapped the greens on the jumper round but I'm sure I haven't! Perhaps I made a mistake when bobbinating my threads or perhaps the conversion from WDW to DMC was not very accurate. Either way, I won't unpick and restitch it as I actually quite like the darker jumper.
For day 25 I've been asked to stitch another in this series. And after yesterday's marathon I've promised myself not to pick up my needle until bedtime. Let's see how long I can keep temptation at bay today!
See you tomorrow,