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I wasn't actually going to post again so soon, but I've managed to finish so many things since my last post!

It's even more beautiful now that it's all backstitched.

A closer look at that sidebar thingy! It was reaaaaally hard to backstitch, since thread does weird things when there are two or more threads instead of just one. But I think it looks rather good!

I don't know why this one took me so long to finish up. Something about running out of black, I think? But I finally got around to buying another skein, so yay.

And speaking of buying more skeins of thread, I stopped working on this one quite a while back because I ran out of the golden yellow. It's another one where I had to stitch with more than one thread in the backstitches, so I hope it looks alright... when I finally finished it, I checked my cross stitch journal to see how long I'd been working on this one. It looks like I started it in or before the year 2008! Sheesh. I'm glad to finally have it done, but it's rather astonishing to think I've been doing this hobby for a decade (this wasn't the first thing I stitched, I don't actually remember when I started but I digress), haha. I know plenty of you have done it longer, but it's still rather impressive to me that I've stuck with it for so long.

Date: 2016-03-27 08:07 am (UTC)
angrboda: Viking style dragon head finial against a blue sky (Default)
From: [personal profile] angrboda
I'm also amazed at myself and I've only been doing it since January 2014. I remember exactly because it was shortly after we moved into this house. :) I see no end in sight, happily. So many projects, so little time. The cat book shelf is awesome, I just now noticed the book titles! :D

Date: 2016-03-27 09:32 am (UTC)
peaceful_sands: butterfly (Default)
From: [personal profile] peaceful_sands
They're beautiful - I particularly love the cat on the bookshelf one and am very impressed by it being worked on black - I'm having real difficulty with one at the moment that's worked on dark blue as the night sky and finding the correct holes to make the stitches. I don't think I'll be tackling anymore on darker fabrics, no matter how much the subject tempts.

Date: 2016-03-27 12:47 pm (UTC)
explorer0713: (Needle)
From: [personal profile] explorer0713
Have you tried laying a white or yellow towel or pillowcase across your lap (or whatever underneath your stitching would be)? Helps the the holes show up more than you think it would.

Date: 2016-03-27 01:19 pm (UTC)
peaceful_sands: butterfly (Default)
From: [personal profile] peaceful_sands
Oooh, no I've never come across that idea before - I'll give it a go as I would like to finish the one I'm part way through eventually. I was actually thinking that what I needed was more of a spotlight to shine on it as I was working, but that would be a far cheaper and easier option to try first! *\0/* thank you.

Date: 2016-03-27 12:59 pm (UTC)
meicdon13: (Default)
From: [personal profile] meicdon13
I LOVE that bookshelf one ♥

Date: 2016-03-28 10:45 am (UTC)
bearshorty: (Default)
From: [personal profile] bearshorty
So beautiful.

I love the cat on the bookshelf because I adore books but others are also very, very pretty.

Date: 2016-03-29 04:15 am (UTC)
celli: a woman and a man holding hands, captioned "i treasure" (Default)
From: [personal profile] celli
I have the cat one somewhere! As a kit, I mean.

I'm on the finishing steps for two projects - maybe if I bribe myself with posting them here I can get going and backstitch away.


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