Baby Still Keeping

You know, backstitching is actually pretty quick to do, but it always feels like it takes soooooo long.

Vintage Baby Sampler

Vintage Baby Sampler

I’ve made a bit more progress since I took this picture, but I still feel like I’m stuck in an endless backstitching nightmare. And there isn’t even that much backstitching in this piece, well, if you ignore the letters.

I had to made some adjustments to the top section, moving the vine down a row and leaving out a couple of flowers, and also moving the name and date lines down a row. The cute little girl I am stitching this for has a very long middle name (honouring her aunt and also keeping alive a slightly unique family name), and it took a bit of work to make it fit.

The design is Vintage Baby Sampler from issue 225 of World of Cross Stitching magazine. And, I am hopeful that it will be done very soon. 😉

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6 Responses to Baby Still Keeping

  1. Kate says:

    Great progress, Heather! I know what you mean; I gripe and grumble about backstitching and whine about how long it takes. But it really doesn’t take that long, and it makes such a big difference.

  2. Judith says:

    very pretty ♥

  3. Joanne P says:

    It’s looking lovely anyway! I am sure the family will love it.

  4. Pamela says:

    I know what you mean about backstitching, but it makes it looks so nice. This baby and her family will treasure this.

  5. sheryl says:

    Most of us hate back stitching, but as said, it makes such a difference and this design is gorgeous

  6. Hazel says:

    I know what you mean about backstitch. I love the design. I stitched the same verse many moons ago for a baby who has recently sent me an invitation for his wedding!