My finish is framed. Lynn's in Madison, WI, framed it. Photo #1 shows it in its entirety. The following two photos are executed in queen stitch.
The majority is cross stitch and eyelet, some bargello, and a bit of over ones in the verse. The chart will be printed in color.
Tank came into the last photo. He seems to like the new design, but that might have more to do with the ceramic heater next to my chair than the new design.
I wish that I could contribute more but the Merry Wind farm girl was correct: bitter cold makes for a huge amount of additional work to keep the farm animals comfortable and healthy. They require extra feed, the water must be kept open, they need warm barns where they can huddle, and then there is the mucking-out which practically freezes upon contact with this frigid air.
The German sampler from 1707 is coming along slowly. It's time to load more firewood into the furnace here.
Love to all,