A very stitchy vacation

We have been in Vernon, BC this past week, visiting with my husband's family and just enjoying the scenery and downtime that this lovely little community has. There are lots of retirees and the pace is so much slower than Toronto life that it's been incredibly relaxing, and the perfect environment for getting some stitching done!


This first finish is called Early Shift and is by Heritage Stitchcraft. I really like the sepia colours that make it look almost like a photograph. As its a bunch of guys walking into a mine, it will make the perfect birthday gift for my Dad, who is a mining engineer. It was supposed to be done for last year's birthday but the arrival of Harrison put a crimp in my getting it finished on time. So he got a grandson for his birthday instead!


Speaking of the little devil, I finally finished his birth sampler as well after getting bogged down on some of the backstitching. This first shot is of the birth details...


The next shot shows my "signature", which I often forget on important projects...


This shot shows the special sentiment I stitched in...


And here is the final finished piece. I will have to take another couple of pics of everything once I've got it home and washed and pressed. I'm going to serge the edges as well before I wash them and take them in to be framed. I'm really looking forward to choosing the frames, although I have no idea how I want them finished. I'm sure I'll be inspired though when I go into the frame shop!