At last! Framed, and almost ready to hang. The wood of the frame is a touch pale, so at some point my husband will be playing with wood stain in his shed. It is a box frame, and I bought two of them at the same time, so he can stain the other one while the picture itself stays safely in this one.
All the measuring to make sure the picture was accurately centred took me ages. The chain stitch outline was done with my oldest machine, the Willcox and Gibbs Automatic, which dates from 1888. The landscape itself was stitched entirely with my 1945 Singer 15K treadle machine, using Gutermann Sulky Cotton 30 in variegated shades.
I am pleased that it is finished and can now go on the wall. This project gave me some grief, but it was worth it. Now I have two landscapes to pass on, I have allocated this one, A Lane in May, to my daughter, and the Field in May to my son.
Here goes for week 267:-
Many thanks to Caryl, who has finished her gorgeous batiks quilt. It's Valentine's Day, so look closely at her quilting and you will find a heart! If you haven't seen her blog post yet, nip over now and see more.
And a mention also for my incredibly organised co-hostess, Andrée, who has made this beautiful cover for her quilting diary.
If you have no free motion quilting to show, feel free to link up and show any project you like. Here are the usual rules, but feel free to ignore them. To keep the original emphasis, however, preference will be given to free motion quilting when featuring projects from the previous week.
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