I worked hard to finish up A Spring Garden yesterday.
I wanted to finish it because I wanted very much to start something else. It is another bookmark. I got the pattern as a PDF download at Pinoy Stitch. First I wanted to see if I needed one or two strands of floss on the 32 count linen. So I tested using just one strand and decided that I wanted to use two. 32 count is not what is recommended, 18 is. I have some 36 count that I could work on over two strands but I wanted something that would be easy to work on so I went back to my old standard Sandstone. I got a hunk of it when I was at Stitchville last. I'll have to get some more when I go there in April for Spring Fling. (33 days!)
I wanted to check and see if a certain part turned out. Then I would know if it was worth the time and effort to finish it. It is a solid stitch, meaning that all the linen threads are stitched. So it will be a lot of work. I wasn't sure it was going to be okay when I first started. Strange colors that looked startling next to other colors. Not soft and blended. But now I am far enough along to feel that it is worth finishing. In fact, I can't wait to get back to it.
Can you tell what it is?