Monday 28 March 2022

I finished my oldest WIP

For the longest time, when someone asked me what my oldest WIP was, I had to point to that really old table cloth I bought and started over 20 years ago. I had lost the pattern, and the parts that had already been stitched looked terrible, but I was determined to not just throw it out. 

Eventually, sometime last year, I sat down and drew up the pattern - there were just two different small motifs on the cloth, a house and a tree, and I had already stitched one house, so that was easy to copy. I only had half a tree, so some artistic freedom was needed on that part, but eventually I was content with that as well. 

I stitched one of each, and then I frogged the old stitching, and then I stitched some more. In total, there are four houses and eight trees:

Some time in early March, I just decided that it was time to get this out of my list, so five of the trees and three of the houses were stitched up this month - and suddenly it was all finished!

It certainly felt good to get this one out of the list! oldest WIP is STILL a tablecloth, as I have two more on the list xD


Carol said...

Congratulations on finishing your oldest WIP! I wouldn't even know what mine is :) I hope you had a wonderful birthday, too! My son turned 40 on the 21st and I'm still in shock that I have a child that age :)

Pamela said...

Good for you! I should pull out my oldest and get to work on it.

Clare-Aimetu said...

It is so satisfying to complete any project but an old one is worth double happy dancing. It's a lovely cloth, huge well done

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Congratulations on the oldest WIP finish! What an opportunity for a Happy Dance this is.
How old is the next oldest?
Mine are all from this century now which is something!

diamondc said...

Leonore: How sweet, it must feel good to work on a WIP>