This was a quick and secret stitch done for my boyfriend for our first anniversary. I only had 1 hour twice a week while he was at school and I was home alone to work on it, and I ended up finishing it just as he got home on the day of our anniversary! As an added bonus, he was completely surprised and had no idea where I got the time to work on it. Yay for successful surprises! (:
Coming up with a version of the pattern that I liked was the hardest part. I asked the Stitch Maynia Facebook group for suggestions, and they had some really good ideas! In the end, I had to make a few compromises because I wanted to save some time on framing by stitching it on one of those pre-stretched aida canvases from Jo-Ann’s.
All the different versions:
I liked all of them in their own way, but I think this version represents our little family the best.
I love how it turned out. And he picked out a spot to hang it right above my stitchy chair!