UFO sighting and action

As I mentioned earlier today, I went to my first Guild stitching group today.  It was a pleasant experience, and I love the fact that many of them do cross stitch or don’t actually FROWN on cross stitch!  I wasn’t entirely sure what to take with me today, but I figured I was soooo close to finishing Sapphire Star that I really should just pull my finger out and finish it off … and sure enough I managed to finish it while I was at my Guild meeting.  Unfortunately it’s very overcast here tonight, and the photo is taken directly under the bright daylight lamp, so the photo is far from the best (I’ll try to remember and take better ones next weekend) … but nevertheless it’s a finish, and I’m totally in love with it! 😀

Laura J Perin-Sapphire Star

“Sapphire Star” by Laura J Perin
using recommended threads, except substituted Pearl Cotton for
the pale blue Hi-Lights thread used in one of the borders
(I soooo have to take a better photo of this one!!!)

Alas, this wasn’t on the list of my Crazy January Challenge, so I can’t cross off another one of those projects, but it feels wonderful to get this piece finished finally after all this time.  And of course the Shepherd’s Bush needleroll from last night was on the list, so I’m sitting relatively comfortably at 3 out of 15 finishes for the year … and 2 out of 24 Christmas ornaments …

And on that note I need to go clear the mountain of rubbish that’s currently sitting on top of my bed so I can actually get in there tonight … then I just may put a few more stitches into Bittersweet Season, as that is the other ‘WIP/UFO’ that I was working on at the Guild today – a few more nights stitching and I think this one will be finished too 😀

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15 thoughts on “UFO sighting and action

  1. Wow, what a stunning work of art! I blew it up so I could see it better. The stitches are amazing. So beautiful. Congratulations on a fabulous finish!!!

    Looking forward to hearing more about your Guild meetings.

  2. I love this finish, it’s like stained glass. I’ve been looking up Laura’s work and it’s so beautiful but there doesn’t seem to be a UK stockist. However she has got some lovely freebies on her website. What a nice person to give these charts away for free!

  3. Congrats! Having seen this in the flesh, I can vouch for the fact that the pic does not do justice to how gorgeous the colours really are! Glad to hear your guild meeting went well too.

  4. I’m in love with Sapphire Star – it’s simply gorgeous! I really like the SB needleroll too – I don’t think I’ve seen that one before. I’ll have to go looking.

    Hope all the testing goes well and you can take your birthday off!

  5. CONGRATULATIONS!!! It’s a good thing I didn’t read this until today, or I would have blown all my other monthly goals and pulled mine out to stitch on it! =D It’s stunning!

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