Hello once again - I haven't been away nor have I been sick, only busy trying to complete 'the memory book' and tonight it is finally finished. This has been both enjoyable and frustrating. Every stitch was filled with love and prayers for my god-daughter but I also had immense frustration at my own limited design skills. However, for better for worse this gift is now finished well in time for her eighteenth birthday in a month or two.
Some snaps of the finished piece
My god daughter's initials form the large letters on three of the pages and for each letter I have chosen a Bible verse commencing with that letter. T was done in Assisi work, C was in Cross Stitch and W was in blackwork. Two of the other pages have medallions of my favourite Wessex stitchery . I stuck to a grey and red colour scheme and stitched on antique mocha cashel linen to give the pages an aged look.