When I first bought this chart, my husband and I were brainstorming how to finish it once it was done. Framing was out of the question, as was a pillow. That meant it was going to be hung from a rod of some kind, more than likely. Would a simple dowel do this justice? Nooooo! No, it would not! So we scoured the internet looking for a dowel like object that would do my banner justice (and mind you, I haven't even started stitching it at this point! ha!) We finally came to an antique weapon ebay page. And we found the perfect dowel like weapon that went along with the ancient Celtic theme....an axe! Yes, so all I have to do next is to spend 4 years stitching!
I wont bore you with the next 4 years of stitching on it until I was bored to tears with it, went on to stitch something else, picked it back up again, bored to tears, picked up something else....you get the idea. So while on a Downton Abbey 2 hour marathon, I finally finished it. Yay! I was so excited to have it finally finished, my husband and I safety pinned it to our axe and slammed a couple of nails into the wall to hold the axe real quick. The real finishing still needs to be done, but I'll need help with that from my SIL since I cant sew a straight line for longer than 3 inches and this sucker is almost 42 inches long!
And now I am stuck...what to start/finish next? I went through all of my WIPs and my Soon to be WIPs this afternoon. I haven't decided what to do next. Banner has been a part of my life for so long, I kind of miss it already. Yeah, I know...it's hanging on my wall in my bedroom, but it's not crumbled up in a huge ball in my lap and fingers. I had better get it figured out soon, I have another 2 hours of Downton Abbey to watch this evening!
And now on to something completely different....
If you don't read the Bloggess, you should be. She has had me in tears this week. YOU’RE RUINING NATHAN FILLION FOR ME, NATHAN FILLION. Alternate title: But I forgive you post is just slaying me. I have to remember to put her in my blog roll!