My goal for April was to finish the Heirloom Anniversary from The Victoria Sampler. I even was bold enough to think it would be done by Easter. Ugh. I did not make it. I have to admit it took me a LONG time to find a rhythm with the Hardanger. I worry it could be a lot better, and am grateful it is not worse. I wish I had done a lot more Hardanger as practice so it would be perfect on such a special and important project. It still rings in my head, the one little negative comment a person on social media made on my Heirloom Christmas: “you need a lot more practice to get your tension correct!”Good grief, that was my first Hardanger project and I was just happy to have been brave enough to try it. But she was right, this is a difficult type of embroidery and you do need a lot of practice for it to be perfect! Ah well, one more step along the road to accomplishment and I know my parents will love it.
I still need to finish the flowers at the base of the heart. Then it is done. I am looking forward to my trip to the Attic at the end of this week, hopefully, to drop it off to be framed, and to pick up a little reward for myself 🙂
Please know that with my critical remarks above, I am not fishing for compliments or looking for anyone to rebuke me saying how great it is! I did this whole thing under magnification and I know just what it looks like! And i do think it is very beautiful how it came out…I just also know it’s not perfect! And I also enjoy making something beautiful however much it might lack in perfection. I’m sure there is a good quote about that! I thank you for all your support and kind comments!!!!