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Friday, 15 November 2013

cross stitch clock - finished!

It`s been a while since I found this clock in a charity shop (for £2.99, if my memory serves me right), so I don`t blame you if you can`t remember it. Here`s a close-up picture of the cover to remind you:
Please note the nice and airy foliage and that greyish streak that looks like a bubbling brook sprouting from the wall of the cottage (weird or what?). Alas, if I could only have followed this computer-generated image on a blank (plastic) canvas! But no, unfortunately, the pattern was printed on the white plastic with some icky brown paint that could probably only be removed by an atomic blast (I tried to scratch it off with my nails and other various implements, to no avail). 
So, as a consequence, I spent twice as much time and thread trying to cover these brown lines, and (after taking a Double Strength `Soditol`), I ended up making the pattern up as I went along. But the main thing is that it`s finished and I know my mummy-in-law will love it - now there`s only one question left: does the clock mechanism that came with the kit actually work? Maybe I should`ve checked before I started stitching...?


6 comments:

  1. I do hope the actual clock work!! :) A lovely finish & unusual handmade gift, fabulous!!!!

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    1. Thank you so much! I`ve just put it all together and I`m afraid at the moment it`d only work as a useful Christmas prezzie if my MIL only looked at it twice a day, at 6.30 a.m. and p.m. - but I`m hoping Hubby can do something with these wayward clock hands, lol!

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  2. Wow it's looking so beautiful.
    Big hugs x

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  3. Beautiful project! Looks very nice, I am sure your mom-in-law will appreciate it. Even if the clock itself does not work. :) Which I hope it does.

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    1. Thanks, Katya! As it turns out, the mechanism works, only the hands are a bit bent, but I`ve decided they`ll be even more so by the time I wrap it and she gets it, so we`ll just try to unbend them once she opened her pressie. Even as the worst case scenario, she`ll have a nice cottage-y wall hanging that, as a by-product, shows her the time... twice a day, lol!

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