Gentle Friends it was a really cool, chilly, bright and sunny, cold weekend!! For the Bay area I usually wear sweatshirts and am just fine, but over the last few days, I have on not only my regulation sweatshirt, but a t-shirt and regular shirt.... and even a light jacket over everything.... at some point I was even contemplating gloves, the fingerless kind, but gloves all the same.
We not only got our regular weekend things done - but we also tackled cleaning out two completely full closets and finally put up the remaining Christmas things.... the tree, and my nativity - it was nice to get the house back in order and everything all packed up and put away for another year. But, with the cleaning and tossing of "Closet Crap" there is a lot less "junque" around or stuffed out of sight!
Even with all the other things going on I found the time to stitch and finish up ..."And They Sinned." This bugger - boo of a piece has finally come to an end, not that I didn't enjoy the stitching journey, there are sections/parts of this piece that just seemed to never end - I can understand now why so many of these ATS' languish at the bottom of WIP baskets.
I have often thought of this monster stitch as a piece in 5 sections.
So I will break it down that way in the photos..... from top to bottom.......
............. and those are the 5 separate pieces.... here's a complete shot of the entire piece...
"And They Sinned" - by Examplar Dames Design Co.
5/1/2011 - 1/14/2013
Stitched on 36ct Vintage Sand
Using mostly the recommended GAST Floss
Thinking back, I really think this was a piece I stitched mostly over 2012 - although I started it in 2011 - I did next to no real stitching on it for months and months.......and these last two weeks were just silly fill stitching - green, green and more green - so this was really a piece of last year.
At some point the plan is to get it framed.
That’s about it for today sports fans, Thanks for stopping by, for your continued kindnesses and sweet comments!!