In 2022, I found myself spending less time with birds and more time with another hobby. After finishing my Esperanza cross-stitch, I started an even bigger design for Rich. We have a big anniversary coming up, and we have an empty wall in the family room that needs more turtles! When I began this project in March, I had no idea how much I would enjoy it. :)
The original artwork for this image was a puzzle by Sherry Vintson. I adapted the picture to a cross-stitch design. It’s a 182,000 stitch full coverage piece that I did on 25-count Easy Grid fabric. Yep, 25-count means 25 stitches per inch. Rich calls this “high definition cross-stitch”. It’s so much fun!!!
I took a picture every time I completed another 1% of the design. Then I stitched the images together to make a time lapse video. It’s like a scrapbook because I can always remember what I was doing when I stitched each part.
I completed the final stitches on New Year’s Eve. Rich and I stared at my masterpiece for a long time. Then he said “It’s amazing. Now you get to do it again. I want one for my office for my birthday!”
Um, I think the only suitable response is “Yes dear!”
That is SO awesome!
My only concern is that Gini will see this post ……..
(She possesses an inordinate number of “crafting genes” in her DNA.)