Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Hapsburg Lace Sampler: Patterns 15 - 21

I have just stitched another 7 patterns (15 through 21) and have added a new photo.
I now have only 4 more patterns/bands to stitch but pattern 22 is a "biggy" but the most beautiful one. It will really make a statement once it is completed.
After the 25 patterns have been all done, I still need to stitch double crosses all around it, which should be about a yard on each side & top and bottom, so as you can see, I am not out of the woods just yet :-)
Tomorrow, I will continue with pattern 22.
Tanja gives instructions to finish the sampler with bell pull hangers, which is tempting, but I am thinking long term and wondering how nice it will look in a few years so I think instead I will have it framed, preserving it from all the dirt. It will be a more expensive proposition, but my philosophy is if I think it is a nice enough project to stitch, then it deserves to be preserved properly.
Pierrette =^..^=