I finally managed to complete the Tatty Teddy project last week, which was an immense relief. To be honest, I seriously don’t think I would have had the patience to hang in there and see it through to the end, if it hadn’t been for a pep talk, or should I say words of encouragement, which I received from a friend.
At around the same time that I commenced work on my Tatty Teddy project, a friend had also started work on a Tatty Teddy project. Although our projects were different, we both found the patterns rather difficult to follow and the designs a nightmare to stitch. I can’t speak for my friend, but because we were experiencing similar problems and frustrations, I found it strangely motivating. I don’t know if this will make sense, but I felt that if I abandoned my project, I’d be letting my friend down, as well as myself.
Because the pattern proved hard to follow (particularly the backstitching), there were some backstitches that I failed to add. I’m not too concerned though, as it’s impossible to tell.
|Tatty Teddy - Pins and Needles|
After completing my Tatty Teddy project, I decided that my next project should be something quick and easy to stitch, so opted for a Somebunny To Love card kit, which I’d received with an old issue of Cross Stitch Card Shop magazine.
Although I am pleased with the finished result, I have to confess that it’s not my cup of tea. I like the design, but consider the shades used to be far too insipid for my liking. However, I feel the card would be ideal as a birthday card or gift tag for a young girl.
|Somebunny To Love|