Monday, October 03, 2011

Weekend Stitching X 2

Last weekend after finishing Kaleidoscope I decided it was time to work on one of those PHD's that turned up when I was looking for something else last year and I know it was easily doable in a weekend even with travelling home from Wales and unpacking etc.

So Christmas Carousel Horse went from looking like this when I found it

To a handsome fella all finished.
I just need to mount him in the card that came with him now and hopefully I'll get that done this week.

With finishing him off that meant I needed to decide on another PHD to work on and so I spread out the likely ones on my bed and got MEl and her DBF to help my choose.
In the end we settled on Runekeeper as it was one of the oldest I have and I could see me finishing it by the end of the year.
Only it didn't work out that way :(  when I came to get to get started on Saturday I couldn't find the tin with all the mettallics in for it and after an hour of searching I gave up and accepted that it just wasn't Runekeepers time yet.

So back I went to the drawers and in the end I went with Quaker a 6 Mains.
I started this when we moved to this house in July 2008 and it's been worked on a few times since then.
The most recent pic I could find of it is here but even that was out of date, I'd finished most the alphabet when I picked it up.

Here it is after 7 hours over the weekend.


Lesleyanne said...

A great finish and lovely progress on Quaker.

Patty C. said...

Christmas designs are always so much fun ;)

CindyMae said...

Love the Christmas Carousel, beautiful finish! Wonderful progress on your quaker piece!!!