A dedicated effort on my hardanger tray cloth and voila, the end. But wouldn’t you know it!? I’m already dreaming of what hardanger piece I shall do next!
Several commented on my last post asking for details of the hardanger stocking. I found the chart via Pinterest and the link to this blog. Hope that helps. It was really simple to do. For the back I stuck two layers of felt together and stitched the hardanger (after all the beading was complete) carefully to it before trimming even more carefully.
As a palate refresher I stitched this little Christmas Ornament.
And then as a result of gentle but consistent nagging by the DBEM I looked through my stash of fine linen. The DBEM seems to think I will end up with macular degeneration like her and doesn't want me to "waste that high count linen". There are no signs of any changes in my macular yet so I consider I have time but the nagging wore me down and I have tacked out the grid to do another needlework set for one of my great nieces on 38 count Graziano linen. This one will be in Blackwork technique. I have five great nieces and another due in August and with only two sets complete I'd better keep moving if all the girls are to get one:-) So far there are only tacking lines to show so no photographs. Perhaps tomorrow when I hope to make a start on the actual stitching.