Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Last and Fifth Finish of 2015!

Hello again!  In December I managed to get my last and fifth finish of 2015.  You may remember my run in with some really poor quality black 14 count Aida...I had issues with the fabric ripping when I pulled a few stitches tightly and then the fabric completely ripped on its own on the fold lines while it made the long journey back with me from Michigan to Kathmandu :(

But while I was home I decided to try again and I ordered some black aida from a reputable source (123 and started this design again.

This is by Heather at One of a Kind Baby Design on Etsy.  She designed the baby sampler I stitched for my son and then I found this lovely design that matched the space exploration theme of my friends sons room!

Here are the progress photos...

Ta Da!

This one looks a little crooked because I set it on my lap to take the photo.

It's funny when you stitch and you look at the finished piece and you are reminded of what you were watching or what was going on in your life when you were working on a piece.  Well when I worked on this one, I was  a passenger riding through a bad snowstorm to pick my husband up from the airport.  On our way home we were stopped at a stop sign on an off ramp of the expressway and the truck we were riding in got rear-ended!  Luckily no one was hurt and there was little damage done to both vehicles but I was reminded of that experience when I see the finished product of this design.

Also today is this handsome little boy's 1st Birthday and hopefully his Momma should be opening this gift framed in a beautiful silver frame to complement the design in the mail.  I will have to ask her for a picture of it all finished :)

I can't wait to share more of my finishes with you soon.  Until then...Happy Stitching!


  1. Glad that the new fabric has worked out well for you, this time. Lovely finish.

  2. Good that you picked up new fabric and re stitched . This is such a unique birth sampler.

  3. The new fabric did the trick, what a nice keepsake.

  4. Congrats on the finish, it looks fantastic!

  5. Lovely stitching! I'm glad you managed to find a good piece of black Aida to stitch it. I'm sure your friend loves it! :D