Thank you for your kind comments. This is the end of my 'finishing frenzie'. I had a list of things I wanted to get done for the Fall EGA chapter exhibit + Lake County/Porter County fairs.
Lois Caron's Bargello Pine Trees Stocking freebie. The pattern has very good instructions & diagrams.
I used Evergreen-Watercolours, metallic thread, perle coton #5, & Snow on 25-count Lugana. I made a cord with snow & lt green perle coton. This is my first stocking - & the finishing was a challenge. I managed to wing it & think it came out ok.
CJ--there are two freebie stocking charts on the Caron Website. The other design is Bargello Candles Stocking. I stitched it; however, made mistakes on the colors. These stockings can be stitched on congress cloth or lugana -- I just substituted the silks for perle cotons. I think they are the same size.
Jenna--It really isn't perfect - I tried very hard to get the stocking looking ok. I'm not much for finishing. I post-pone it all the time. I just get STUCK when I look at something & haven't quite decided how to 'finish' it. And, for me, finishing is plain work -- where stitching is relaxing and fun.
I swear, if it weren't for the NANI exhibit & fair entries -- I'd never get around to selecting frames, bellpulls, etc. I'd just stitch for fun and stick it in a box!!
Today, I pulled out the EGA mystery sampler and stitched one row -- sweet to stitch & enjoy that needle dancing along the linen banding.