So we had our service auction last August and I am finally done with my service. Granted, I chose something a little more time consuming than usual. I offered to crosstitch a baby announcement and Kari (who won the service) liked the look of the three pieces together. So, I did all three. Compared to the size of projects I normally tackle, these weren't too bad, and it was fun to see how they turned out. They aren't framed yet (that was NOT part of the service), but I hope she will enjoy them.
I think I have mentioned before that I usually only crosstitch for myself. My mom says that many things she spent a LONG time on were put in garages or given away. And no joke, crosstitching takes forever. I went to a baby shower and this lady had these cute little crocheted hats that she made in about 2 hours. I suddenly thought that maybe I should take up knitting or something, so I don't have to wait a year or so to look at a finished project.
One of the only large projects I have done for someone else was for George and Maxwell after Summer passed away. And I have never finished so quickly. I was truly happy to give that one away. It reminded me of Summer with her beautiful blond hair. Here is a picture.
But other than that, I just crosstitch for me, me, me. Maybe my girls will like them someday. In the meantime, please don't put these in the garage Kari. I will lose all faith in humankind.