Although this is actually my 5th finish of 2020 (one of which hasn't appeared on my blog yet) this is what I would call my first major finish. It is one of my seven Summer Of New Start pieces from last year and is now the fifth of those seven to be finished. I didn't have a lot left to do, just the bat and the village really, along with the backstitching of course.
Here's where I left it at the end of December:
Before the two hours of backstitching:
And now all finished:
Stitched on 16ct Dusky Sky over-dyed aida
Stitch Count 60 wide by 56 high
Started - 24th August 2019
Finished - 18th January 2020
Total stitching time - 16 hours 15 minutes
He's just so darn cute!
I would like to FFO this in the same way I did my other Soda Stitch, A Shower, which is as a little pillow with ruched ribbon around the edge, assuming I can find appropriate fabric and ribbon. I already know the ribbon will take a long time to attach, but at least it doesn't have to all be done at once, and the result is well worth it.
Now onwards and upwards... plenty more stitching time left in January yet!