My good friend Keebs (who I met through this blog!) told me that it was IHSW this weekend. So I thought I would do a quick stitch. i had bought the latest World of Cross Stitching magazine and was rather taken with the Bang on the door (c) Groovy chick. I had meant to stitch something for the Queens Jubilee but failed miserably. I do enjoy watching the Olympics, mainly the opening and closing ceremonies, athletics, swimming and gymnastics and so I checked my stash to make sure I had the supplies.
I had a piece of aida that looked big enough (i'm not a measurer), found some red, white and blue and some yellow. Not the same shades as the pattern but it didn't matter for this design. The guide said that it would take approx. 12 hours. It is all block colours so I knew it would be straight forward.
Then yesterday (Friday) it occurred to me that I hadn't seen any blog posts on my reader from anyone getting ready for IHSW and Joyce hadn't posted about it either..so I thought it probably wasn't IHSW. The last IHSW I stitched on my Santa WIP, but I did so little that I didn't bother to post an update. Its has been so long since I have felt like stitching that I didn't want to pass up this opportunity. I was rather looking forward to it.
So yesterday afternoon I started and when I had finished most of the trousers in an hour, I pretty much figured that this wouldn't be a weekends worth. All the stitches without the backstitch took about 6hrs and the backstitch another hour, most of which is taken up threading the needle :)
And here she is...I do intend to add 'London 2012' to her...
And, just to spoil you all..here is a beautiful song ....At Last..by Etta James...
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!