So I have a little Ta Dah! moment for my first FO of the year. Actually I finished it on New Years Eve so it is probably the last FO of last year, but I am claiming it for 2015. Despite it being dated 2014.
You know by now - I know, I'm sorry! - all about my visit to Orchard House in 2014. I bought a couple of things... One of which was a kit to make this cross stitch bookmark. A bookmark seemed so right for the literary credentials of Orchard House!
The stitches are tiny compared to the tapestry that I am used to doing, but it was nice to have something small to work on over Christmas that I could pick up and put down easily.
The different blocks represent different quilting blocks which the quilters among you will recognise I am sure. They are all supposed to be in a line, but I did the first one too far to the left and so to even it out I decided to stagger them from far left to far right as you can see. So this might appear to be a mistake, but it is actually a design statement! I decided!! I also realised that if I started it a little higher than I should have I could add the wording at the bottom to act as a reminder of where it came from.