The has been creeping to the top of the pile for quite a few months despite my ignoring it.
Started in 1996 the date is embroidered on the front, this was when I first learnt how to embroider. To my recollection Mother never embroidered, but she was a fantastic knitter. And sadly I never knew either of my Grand mothers, as my paternal one died before I was born and my maternal when I was about three.
But back to the UFO. It is like the old fashioned type of photograph album. I have stitched the design and covered it .....
inside we have 24 pages with different embroidery stitches.
Each page has a sampler which has been stitched and a description of how to construct the stitch.
I think why it remained a UFO was because of all the writing. When very young I prided myself on my writing, entering various Writing Competitions and I did get very good marks. But the years take their toll and unfortunately the typewriter and computer haven't improved my style.
But on taking it out and marvelling at how well I did the cover and samples (no modesty here lol) I have decided that to complete it I will print the pages of writing. This is just a sample above. You can purchase very nice paper nowadays so hopefully March will see the completion of this.