I've been working on a cross-stitch Mr Men height chart for my youngest nephew. I'd been hoping to get it done before he was born in February, but studies and lack of breathing ability got in the way, and J was born on 23rd February without me having finished the cross-stitch. I'd then been hoping to have it done in time to take the finished product to Yorkshire, but that didn't happen either. However, I did eventually finish it last night. Here it is:
I'm really pleased with it. The stitching itself (and the rectification of mistakes along the way) took ages, but then I had to hem it, weight it, back it, and make it into a hanging thigumy. There weren't any instructions for any of this so I've had to be creative in working out how to do it, which perhaps makes the finished product more satisfying.
I've already started on the next one, which is a sepia-toned harbour scene for my dad's birthday next month. Hopefully I'll get it done and framed on time.