So this is finish 31/31 from Debbie's Ultimate Crazy January Challenge 2016 and is, of course, Winter Alphabet by Lizzie Kate.
At the end of October I had stitched this much:
And now all completed it looks like this:
Winter Alphabet by Lizzie Kate
Stitched on 16ct Cloud Winter Sky aida by Sewitall.com 2 over 1
Stitch count 112 wide by 159 high
Started - 26th January 2016
Finished - 10th November 2018
Total stitching time - 36 hours 35 minutes
And as the title of this post gives away, I have also framed all four Lizzie Kate Seasonal Alphabet pieces. Thanks to easyframe.co.uk I found the same frame in four different colours to match each season - red for spring, green for summer, brown for autumn and blue for winter. It makes them a bit more interesting than them all having the same generic gold-edged wooden frame, which was my other option. Here they are before framing...
... and after...
... and all together:
I think they look really good, but then I am more than slightly biased and would say that! I'm a very happy bunny indeed.
Considering samplers are definitely not my thing (are these truly samplers?) I thoroughly enjoyed stitching all four pieces. There was a great sense of satisfaction in working on them and watching them grow, especially as psychologically each letter of motif counted as a mini-finish!
And, of course, framing them all means my Box Of Shame is getting emptier! It definitely won't be empty by the end of the year, but it won't be far off.