She mulled over it for awhile and then said she would like one of those "embroidered pictures on fabric"...hmm cross stitch? not a little knitted something?
My beloved looked gobsmacked when I mentioned this coversation later on that evening and said straight up "don't commit to it" Oh he of little faith!
I have made beautiful crossed stitched things - a Siamese cat, for my mother, springs to mind. But there is one famous piece that is not quite finished...
When I met my husband, in 1992, he bought me a gift - a copy of this book:
Later that week I started stitching the cover design. I think i am up to the R.... That is about one letter a year, not bad.
Anyway the girl wants a cross stitch and a cross stitch she shall have. Today I bought the pattern, some beautiful hand dyed linen, specialty threads, beads and golly only knows what else for this:
So what are the odds I'll get it finished? Her birthday is June 2.