This time it's a piece of mini stitching. It predates me meeting the local mini group back in college. I was given the kit by a lady in one of my history classes. We were partners for a class project and when I was at her house I saw her amazing dollhouse. She had one of these "Welcome" mats finished at the front door.
When the semester was over she invited me back over for a wine, chocolate, and mini party. We had a lovely time and came away with some duplicate things she had kicking around in her stash.
After puzzling through them unsuccessfully for 30 minutes I said, "(insert choice expletive here) this. I know Casey doesn't do it this way. There's probably a reason." Off I went to Casey's blog and I was right. She finishes mini needlepoint rugs this way.
The first thing I did was to stitch another round of border. It didn't look finished enough before. In fact in that picture above you can see that I forgot to take a "before" picture until after I'd started the new border.
I plan on doing at least one more in the hopes that I can show my tension has improved with time. But somehow it just didn't seem right letting this one remain a UFO.
Some of you may be wondering when I'm going to get around to the curtains I mentioned on Sunday. Well it's still Sunday night... I'm writing this post to update on Monday afternoon whilst I'm uber-busy with Guild things. The fabric for said curtains is in the washing machine and is headed for the dryer in about five minutes. I plan on trying out the curtain instructions at the meeting tomorrow. I'm also trying out this "schedule a blog post" thing for the first time, so I apologize if it doesn't work correctly. If it works I'll try to utilize it more in the future so I can blog more often again.