Monday, 30 July 2007

I Did It!

I finished my very first tin top! Okay, it certainly isn't perfect. In fact you could probably apply the adjectives 'lopsided', 'uneven' and 'amateurish', but frankly I don't care because I managed to do it all by myself! With a little help from H (now a cording master) and from some extremely helpful hints, tips and how-to's that I have discovered on various blogs out there in blogland. Actually that sounds more like a team effort, although I will of course accept all the blame for the imperfections myself :) (Also, please ignore the dust on my windowsill, thank you.) I am now using the tin as a project box for the current small that I'm working on.







Friday I stitched a bit on Love Is Patient, and have now completed three lines of the verse (not including the gold diamonds that separate the phrases). I think I might finish this project in August, and I can't wait to have it framed up and hung on our wall.


H was over in Dublin on Sunday learning more about this potential job. All is looking well there, although it doesn't look as if anything is going to happen imminently. So we'll be here for another few months anyway! I had a quiet Sunday afternoon and evening, and worked on Paradigm Lost. I definitely won't achieve my goal of completing the first 2 pages of this design by the end of July, but I'm pleased with my progress nonetheless.

The weather is improving here, so I'm hopeful that we might actually get out on the golf course this weekend for the first time in about 8 weeks. Fingers crossed for at least a decent August after the weather havoc of July...

Happy stitching!

4 comments:

Hazel said...

Wow that tin looks great! Not amateurish at all! You did the inside too - very nice work. Love your other wips too. Well donexx

Itching To Stitch said...

Your tin is beautiful, I think you're being rather hard on yourself. Paradigm Lost is just stunning, I love this pattern ;)

Mindi said...

Huge congratulations on the tin finishing! It turned out fantastic. I still haven't gotten brave enough to try doing one myself, but I remember how pleased and happy I was when I finished my first biscornu.

Leena said...

Your tin is beautiful!!! Congratulations, it's great to see this finish :) I just love the design and everything seems perfect!