oldest wip

I resurrected this wip on Saturday. I began it over thirty two years ago when I was pregnant and did most of what you can see before I gave birth. I lost interest in it for the next decade during which time it sat in a cupboard, the frame dismantled and stored with the embroidery in a bag I made specially for it. In the next ten years I unpacked it once more and added only a few more french knots to the trees before it was put away once more. In the last ten years I’ve looked at it once and then packed it all away without adding any more stitches at all, deciding that I hadn’t ever finished it because it was a kit and I had become used to ‘doing my own thing’.

I don’t know why I suddenly felt the need to start stitching it again but looking at it with a more experienced eye than I had when it was first begun, I shudder at some of my stitching quality of thirty two years ago. I know that my stitching is better now than it was then and I could of course do a lot of unpicking and start from the beginning but I’m not going to even though the differences will no doubt be obvious. Wish me luck!

crewel work

4 Responses to “oldest wip”

  1. opusanglicanum Says:

    it may be a kit, but it looks like an interesting one. perhaps when its finished you should give it to the now thirty two year old child?

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