The first time I saw this what came to my mind, obviously, were the lost pet signs you see posted every once in a while. So I thought, if I was making a sign for a lost pet in medieval times what would I use? No, cross stitch, did not come to mind, but parchment did. So I went looking at a few of my normal haunts and found a piece of 28ct Cashel Linen called Legacy by Picture this Plus. The description calls it "a light parchment color." Perfect. It's sometimes difficult to see in the pictures, but it looks pretty nice.
Anyway to the pictures!
Here's where I ended last night, okay early this morning, I think it was 1:30am, maybe 2am.
I skipped the part with the beads since I use a hoop and they wouldn't play well with the hoop.
Then I completed the little guy this morning!
And I just finished it about a half an hour ago.
I accidentally made the small wording off by a half a stitch, but you can't really tell so I'm happy with it. I can't believe it only took two days to stitch.
Pattern: Lost Dragon Sampler
Pattern by: Dragon Dreams
Started Stitching: February 6, 2013
Finished Stitching: February 7, 2013
Fabric: 28ct. Legacy Cashel Linen
Floss: DMC 2 over 2, or 1 over 2 Kreinick #4 Braid
The thread was supposedly delivered today for Samurai, I'll have to go home to make sure, probably this weekend. Until next time!