but probably not the finish you were expecting :) Yes, Fred is still languishing. The striped bottom portion is almost as much a pain as the border was--but he will be done this month.
This was going to be my wip-of-the-month for February, but I picked it up on a whim and finished early. It is BBD's Valentine Rose, of course. I looked back through my blog and noticed that I had proclaimed this one "almost done" back in May of 2010. I'm so proud, it only took about 8 months to put the last few dozen stitches in it! The initials at the bottom are those of my grandmother, who lived in a fabulous old brick house much like this one back in Kutztown, PA--I thought of her and the house immediately when I saw this design. I haven't quite decided on my February wip but I think it might be Snow Garden.
Any takers for this chart? If so, please indicate in the comments that you want it. I will do the random number generator thing on the 27th if more than one person is interested.
For anyone who knows Gingher scissors, do you know/can you tell from my crappy picture which model these are? I bought them in 200_? , recently saw a pair (Julia) that I thought looked like it on eBay for some astronomical price, and was wondering if these could possibly be the same model. I tossed all the packaging and don't recall the name of mine. I just bought them because I thought they were cute.
I've logged about 38 miles through Middle Earth so far in the Walk to Rivendell Challenge. I hope to walk/run (though it's more walking than running, believe me) about 60+ miles per month, which will put me at Farmer Maggot's by the end of January, then it's on to Tom Bombadil's house and hopefully Bree by March.
That's about all for now. A completed Fred will be displayed in my next post!