Totally unusual for me, but I finished two things in two days! I'm very excited as this piece has been in the works for a year and a half. Shortly after I opened my shop, I decided to stitch Maureen Appleton's "Garden Tuffet" as a shop model. Yikes...who was I kidding? This was 40 count over one!! I was pretty ambitious but since I was going to take the shortcut and only work tent stitches, I felt it was pretty do-able. I finished the front of the tuffet within a matter of weeks but then it languished in my stitching bag for month after month. I would pick it up occasionally, but it quickly made it back into the bag after a couple of hours.
Last month, I was resolute that I would finish this tuffet. Enough is enough and I just had to get it done. So after some other stitching commitments were complete, I quickly finished the stitching. The borders took a bit longer but those were finally done. Now onto the assembly. I was nervous, as I've never assembled a tuffet or biscornu before, but I was confident I could follow the directions. Whip stitch the front and back together, stuff it and pull the middles together to make the indent. Piece of cake! It was quick and easy and now I wonder what I was so afraid of in the first place! What do you think? It is very pretty and now I can't wait to put it on display in the shop!
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Have a great weekend.