Hurray, I finally finished this monster! I began it in 2002, and it was a UFO for a long time. I hated the lazy daisy stitches, and DH got to hear me complain about them while I finished the border. Also, I did this one on 32-count Graziano Very Vintage from Color Blooms. I think this was too small a count for the way I generally do my quarter stitches--one is a 1/4 stitch, and the one next to it is a 3/4 stitch. I probably should have made them both 1/4 stitches for this count. This piece, more than most Teresa Wentzlers, has tons of quarter stitches. The chart is also hand drawn (at least the original one was), which made it very hard to follow. Plus I fell out of love with the design. I'm not much for angels. And these...did they get dressed in the dark?
So is that enough reason for this to be a UFO? ;-) I am very glad it's done, and I think it looks pretty good. I'll work on a small Just Nan before I move on to beading. I'm not a big fan of beading, and the border is full of it.
That's one of my three UFOs done this year! I suspect that's the only one that will get done. The other two UFOs are Dimensions pieces, which is a whole other rant.
My poor husband: Matt got a really bad sunburn on his face last Friday. His forehead peeled, and his face got really swollen, especially around his eyes. The doctor gave him some goop to apply topically and some steroids for the swelling. He missed a few days of work because he was having trouble seeing with all the swelling around his eyes. I wish we had thought to have him bring a hat. He did use some SPF 40 sunscreen, but I suspect he sweated it all off.