Unfortunately after, I had finished framing it I discovered that the bottom wasn't quite straight. I had a lot to do yesterday, so I have decided that when I finish this job that I am doing at the moment I will undo Elizabeth and re do it. Besides this little problem I think she looks ok.
Betsy is coming along nicely. I finished the left side. I only have to do the black background in this bit, but that is left till last. I started working up the top and I thought I'd have a change from Queen stitch and free hand embroidery and do the arches with the angels etc.
It is funny doing freehand embroidery. You end up with funny looking birds etc. It is not as hard as I thought it would be. But if you can do all of the stitches, it is quite easy.
It is funny working on 25ct linen. I am so used to working either on 32ct over one or 40ct, but the Queen stitch and the over ones are a lot easier to do on the 25ct. I know parts of this sampler are hard to see at the moment, but when it is finished a lot of it will be surrounded by black.
A couple of my friends have asked what I am doing at the moment as I keep whinging about it. I have to cover 60 of these tissue boxes in 3 different types of wall paper. That is 20 boxes x 3 different wall papers equals 60. Plus the same in small boxes with lids.
Why I keep whinging is that I keep having trouble with the wall paper. This particular one is actually linen toile on wall paper. Because it is wet and misty up here I am having trouble getting it to stick properly. Also I don't particularly like having my fingers covered in glue all the time. It quite annoys me. Well I have done 10 of these so far so I just have 50 to go. 20 of the ones I have to do have to be done in decoupage. It usually takes me over an hour to cut out the motifs. As you can gather these wall paper types are very expensive. I am doing this work for a hotel that I used to work in many years ago. Every couple of years they get me to do some more to replace ones that are either stolen or need to be replaced. They are used in the bathroom when the hold tissues and cotton balls for the guests.
Anyway the boxes await me so I had better go and do some. Whinge, grumble, whinge lol.