18 ct. painted canvas
It's finished! Woo Hoo! This project was a Mystery Class taught by Ms. Ruth Schmuff, Her Very Self, The Proprietress of Bedecked and Beadazzled. I started the class as a "distance learning" student in November of last year and put the last stitches into it in the wee hours of the morning today.
I love so many things about this, but I think the thing that tickles me most is the fact that this really stretched my abilities as a stitcher. Each time I sat down with a lesson, I wondered what new challenge would await me. The best part is that I felt like Ms. Ruth was right there on my shoulder cheering me on and providing just the perfect balance of know-how and encouragement. Yup, I frogged a bunch of stuff, and I'm still not exactly sure if I've got everything on there just "right", but the sense of satisfaction I got when I learned how to do something new was really quite nice.
(And I learned how to use my spanky little craft iron too!)
I'm off to purge the studio!
Up, up, and away!