The Desiderata pattern is divided into five 11″ x 17″ pages. Yesterday, I finished the first page! *clap, clap*
I wasn’t able to work on it last Monday. I tried to talk myself into doing just the long-armed cross-stitch row, but I wasn’t up for it. The massacre at Virginia Tech threw me for a loop. I didn’t stitch for almost an entire week. One look at the calendar, and the reminder of my brother’s fast-approaching wedding got me out of my funk. I may even finish his sampler this week. *hope*
Anyway, I noticed a couple of counting errors last night, late in the stitching session. I decided not to change them. They aren’t bothering me, and one of the ‘errors’ appears to match the model picture. I don’t think the other error is noticeable. I also modified the text here a slight bit. In the graph, and in the model, there are two more rows between the two lines of text than in the rest of the sampler. I thought it might be to accommodate the fleur-de-lis motif at the end of the text, but I was able to space the text and fit the motif in, so I did.
I love stitching this sampler ever so much.