Last night I was not doing just a "happy dance" but instead a "happy jig"!!! I put the final stitch in And They Sinned by Examplar Dames. Here it is documented!!!
So the back story! I started this in 2002 after seeing it in person at the Charlotte Needlework Market and falling in love. Got the bottom section done at that time, then put it aside where it languished until January of this year when I saw "chatter" about it on FB. This motivated me to pull it out and get moving!!! It's stitched on 40 count Abecedarian Blend by R&R over 2 linen threads. The fabric is much more of a golden brown than shows in the photos. I wanted an "antiqued" look. I used one strand of the called for Gentle Art Sampler Threads The finished size is 40" by 8" and took approximately 270 hours to stitch.
I am sad to have this end but am anxious to start some new projects. Now to get it framed and eventually hung next to my stitching chair.
Here is an overview and then photos by section:
Thanks for stooping by and your "twisted threads" of friendship!