Sunday, May 18, 2014

Hanky Pysanky

Hanky Pysanky by Ink Circles. Finishing by In Stitches Needlework.

This little gem only took forever to do. I started it shortly after the chart was published. That was in 2007.

7 years ... that may be a personal record for procrastination!

While I love it, I found working on the black fabric to be a chore. I needed lots of light and a white cloth in my lap to even attempt it. I would drag it out, stitch for a day or so, maybe one design, maybe not a full design, and put it away. This went on until I finally got afraid that I would lose the thread. Since they are hand-dyed, I figured that I would never match the colors. So this year, I dug it out and finished stitching it. Not every motif is exactly the way it was designed. But, I think it works. At least, it does for me.

After it was posted on Facebook, my nephew decided that he really liked it and it is now the background on his smart phone.


  1. Beautiful! Congrats on the finish. I agree about black fabric - it's too hard on my eyes.