I used our wedding date at the bottom instead of using my grandma's name or Mary Ann's name. It was just something I decided to do.
Here it is:
I am now back at Paula Vaughan's Wedding Ring Bouquet. I started this in 2002 or so, so I think it's high time I finish it. It's done on 22 count hardanger with one thread over one.
I don't have that much left, really. Just a bit of backstitching and the white curtain (ugh, so much white to do) on the left side of the piece.
Lately I have been using my hoop a bit. I bought the hoop back in 1974, and it's still as good as new. It's plastic though, and is not one of the much talked about Queen wooden hoops. When I started crosstitching I was told to NEVER use a hoop. I don't know why I was told that, and I don't know why I listened for so long. For years I stitched in hand, and then I went to Q-snaps, and finally I added a lap stand.
Do you use a hoop, Q-snaps, scroll rod, some other stitch accessory, or do you stitch in hand? I would love to hear how you prefer to do your stitching.
I ended up finishing off my Mary Ann Blackburn piece with stitching in hand, with the occasional use of a hoop. I just got tired of the lap stand--all that cumbersome stuff gets to me.
Thanks for stopping by today!