First up is the needlepoint heart from last week. After I got all the backstitching done, it occurred to me that I shouldn't have done the cool background stitching around the heart and finished it an an ornament instead. Oh well. Maybe I'll turn it into a box top or something.
Second is the Violet Tool Case. I ended up having to sew around the piping by hand. My sewing machine didn't want to go through all the pocket layers and the piping. Oh well.
Next up is the framed Tuscan Greeting sampler. I finished stitching it last August, but never got around to framing it. As it is, I have to re-frame the piece because it shifted in the frame when it was wrapped up and taken to the PASG Judged Show. The shifting was enough to cost me a blue ribbon, but I'm still ecstatic about the red ribbon.
I also finished Musical Roses last August and finally framed it last week. It was also entered into the show and took a ribbon. Despite the frame being too small for the design (which I'm absolutely irritated about), it took a blue ribbon. It's also going to be re-framed, but with a larger frame and a mat.
I've saved the best for last today. I finished my original cross stitch design that features a poem that I wrote. They share the title of Paint the World. I plan on offering the chart for sale as a .pdf file at some point in the future. I'm not sure when, but it is in the works.
I'm happy to say this piece took two blue ribbons at the Judged Show this year. The first in it's category, the second was a special award for this year's theme, "Tell Me A Story."
It's been a crazy week, so I'm going to take the rest of today off and put my feet up. See you next weekend!