I’m trying to be a better finisher. This fall I pulled out an unfinished embroidery and worked on it while waiting in the kindergarten carpool line. Instead of stitching it in color I stitched it in ivory thread on a tea-stained muslin.
My favorite part is the section of pumpkin filled with words. I’m glad the project is finished, but a little disappointed in my choice of background; it should have been much darker. What looked like enough contrast close up turns out to be not nearly enough from a distance. I went ahead and framed it, then hung it up. The problem is that unless you’re standing right in front of it, it just looks like brown paper in a picture frame. Bummer. I wish I’d done it on dark chocolate fabric. But up close it is cute, so we’ll see if I can find something better to do with it.
Live and learn, right? At least there’s one less unfinished project in my life.