I made it just in time. I have finished my "math's homework."
The homework was a cross stitch sampler for David's Birthday today. I usually make a special quilt for our children's 21st Birthday. This time around with David I asked him if he wanted a quilt or a cross stitch. He chose a cross stitch. I had to get on my thinking cap when he answered that one. I had a look on-line for suitable patterns and found the "Multiplication Table" David is one of those people with a "maths brain." I also ordered a few books about cross stitch samplers from the library. We can order books from other libraries and get them within a matter of days in some cases. One of the books I ordered was a lovely book by Brenda Keyes called Traditional Samplers. It has about 20 patterns and lots of history about the samplers. I couldn't believe my luck when the pattern I was after was in the book.
So I stitched and stitched and now it is finished. The pattern was one that is called "The Sarah Jennings Multiplication Table." It is a copy of what Sarah did back many years ago. Sarah was a young Scottish girl. Ian was born in Scotland so this added a bit of history to it for David.
I used DMC 310 and DMC 666 on Evenweave Ecru 27 count. Started 19th May finished 6th June 2012.
Next week I will drop it of at the framers and I will probably choose a black wooden frame similar to what was in the book.
Bonnie made David's Birthday cake yesterday and Lucy made some Whoopie pies so tonight after going out for tea we will have a piece or two.
Happy Birthday David all the best for today and the future. Hope you enjoy your day and good luck with your exam today at Uni.