A big thank you to everyone for the encouragement and support. Sometimes it's just about having someone listen~
The weekend was very good in terms of stitching. I finished off all the back stitching in Weekend in Paris. This is a bit of an odd design since only the lady and a few of the letters are full crosses. The entire background and all the red are half crosses. They look thick because they are either 3 or 4 strands! All the half crosses actually skewed the piece a little. The corners aren't right angles but are slightly off. I'm trying to figure out how to stretch/warp it to a rectangle instead of a parallelogram.
Since I like doing this sort of thing, a before backstitch picture:
Start date January 18, 2010
Finish date May 9, 2010
Fabric 18 count white Aida
Total time 47.25 hours
And because I want more finishes I have a couple of new starts. I'm pretty sure that one will actually be a finish by tomorrow. (Since they'll take less than 10 hours I'm just going to sneak them in and out and we'll all pretend that my wagon/diet/whatever is still working LOL)