So........Ruth Bacheler is finished. And there is a story. This was an OMG moment for sure. I was tempted to open the above bottle and consume the contents, but I paused and went to my next favorite thing below. If you have never had shortbread with some lemon curd slopped over the top then I am sorry for you, it cures a lot of problems. And to goes without saying there must be a cup of good tea beside it.
Here is the story, in my excitement to start this gorgeous sampler, I put too much fabric at the top. I normally stitch in hand, but as you see, I put this one on roller bars. Therein is my mistake, I rolled too much at the beginning and have 3 inches at the top and only one inch at the bottom. I don't think I have ever screwed this up before. At least not to this extent. Well, I will be MUCH more careful in future. I would frame it close to the stitching anyway and my framer is fantastic so hopefully she will make it good. So, word of warning, you all probably know this, but when the kit says 2 inches is all you have, believe it!!!
Another word of wisdom, when the instructions say pay attention to the instructions, believe that too!!! But she is worth every bit of the irritation, I am in love with her!