Thursday, 10 November 2011
Well, it's been a while, but I finally have something to show - my 'Random Thoughts' cross-stitch! It's only been over 18 months since I last worked on it - February 2010, that was when I set myself the challenge of having it finished by the summer (of 2010) .............. didn't make that then!!! And the only reason I've managed to finish it now is because I've recently been away from work for a prolonged period following surgery and cross-stitch was something I could manage while I was sitting at home healing.
Following is a photograph of the original pattern, which is by the Drawn Thread Company.
You can see that I have tinkered with the pattern a bit, chiefly by changing the verse in the centre. It wasn't that I didn't like the set verse, but once I started working on it again recently, I knew that the verse would have to be something dedicated to my wonderful brother Colin. It's been just over a year now since he was killed when he was knocked off his bicycle and I still find it so difficult to come to terms with the fact that I can't talk to him or see him anymore - I suppose time will help, but it's not working yet!!
Anyway, this is the verse I put in instead, which is a section of a poem that was read out at Colin's funeral.
I hadn't planned to do this, but this is a picture of my lovely brother doing what he was passionate about - cycling (taken in France a few years ago). I love and miss you very much Colin xxxxxxx