Tuesday, 20 May 2014

FAL Q2 second finish!

Am I on a roll??  I have finished my second 2014 FAL for the quarter!

Finish Along 2014

You can see my original goal setting post here.

It all started last year when I found a Silhouettes cross stitch kit that would be perfect for my dad.  I stitched the Silhouette Tram for his birthday, then I stitched the Oast Houses (can't find a post where I showed you the finished item!) for Christmas.  It wasn't enough, there has to be 3, especially as mum put them in the living room when I thought they'd be shoved in dad's office!


You didn't get any progress shots, but then I stitched it so much quicker than I thought I would, I quite surprised myself.  


These pictures show the image - it's At the Train Station, before the backstitch was added.


Don't you think it makes a massive difference?  This one is for Father's Day next month, so I hope he likes it.  There are loads more in the set, but for his next birthday I'm moving on to something different... cross stitch again, hope he likes cross stitch!


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FAL Q2 goals
Silhouette Tram
Silhouette Oast Houses

13 comments:

pennydog said...

Fab :D

cauchy09 said...

this is lovely! and i like the theme of x-stitch gifts...so sweet.

Jo Ferguson said...

What a great feeling it is to finish a piece. This is lovely and yes, the backstitch makes a world of difference. I often think, when I'm almost finished a piece, that I don't need the backstitch, and then I do it anyways. It's nice to see the difference in a photo.

Sarah in Stitches said...

It's lovely! Congrats on the finish :D

JoJo said...

I love how these are coming out. The sepia tone is very nice. You're lucky your mom displays the things you make. All the stitched things I've made my mom are sitting in drawers in her house. It really hurts my feelings. She only has 2 things up, and one of them I put up because it pissed me off that it was sitting in a closet. I told her I was taking it home w/ me and she said, 'no no you can put it up...' So I did.

Kerryp77 said...

Great finish. The backstitch does make all the difference. What a lovely gift for your dad

Sandra :) said...

It reminds me of the train station we had in my small hometown when I was a kid - now the place is a museum!

Jane Galley said...

Well done, and it looks fabulous. The back stitching really finishes these pieces off

margaret said...

the silhouette kits have a look to them that is so unusual and lovely at the same time

Celtic Thistle said...

Gosh you really whipped this up quickly Wendy! Sure your dad will love it.

Rachel said...

Yes, the backstitch pulls it into focus, doesn't it!

SewPsyched! said...

Wow! I love it!!
XX!

Katy Cameron said...

Congrats on your finishes, and I think you need to aim to cover your parents' living room wall with cross stitches ;o)