As much as I've whined and whinged about doing all this tent stitch, it created a perfect, velvety lawn and nicely frames the pretty posies. I don't know if working the sampler this way was Mary's idea, or if she did it because her teacher told her to, but the delicacy of the stitches sets off the house quite nicely.
I had hoped to have this part of the sampler finished by the end of January, and I put in the last stitch on the lawn at 10 last night. Now it's time to set February's goals.
And they are:
- finish the strawberry Queen stitch border
- stitch the road below the house
- work the rest of the funky tree and the vine that runs up the left side of the house
- fill in the flowers around the fence posts
If I manage all that, it will leave only the two funky trees on the right side of the house, the carriage-and-pair, and all the bugs and butterflies flitting about for March.
I had best get started.