When I returned from Virginia that October, I had the thought that, since the wedding was going to have elements of Star Wars sprinkled through it, the sampler should have a Star Wars theme to it. Do you know how hard it is to find Star Wars cross-stitch patterns? I needed to be able to personalize the piece. There just isn't much out there for cross-stitchers. A search of etsy and eBay yielded nothing good. Finally, I went on Pinterest and found the perfect pattern. It's downloaded from the Internet and then printed out. While it's done on white material, I was going to do it on black because, well, space. I was also going to put stars, done as beads, around the piece but found, once I'd finished the Death Star, all it needed was the words and the border and it was good.
In early January, I decided to get a "real" wedding gift in the event I couldn't find anything I wanted to stitch. They got towels.
Mom gets the practical gift. As it turns out, they bought a house the day before their wedding and are moving today. This house comes with 3.5 baths. They will need towels.
If you've been reading, you've seen how the cross-stitch Death Star evolved, but you haven't seen the final piece. The week before the wedding on Saturday, March 14th, I sat in the recliner and stitched. That's all I did, well, that and channel surfed when I needed to give the fingers a rest. At 4:30 p.m., I finished it. Then, it was hand washed, dried in the sunshine of a sparkling Sunday and ironed.
Of course there was no time to get it framed but I decided to give it to them as is. This way, they can have it framed to fit the decor in whatever room in the new house where they decide to put it.
(This is the kitchen in the 'old' house.) The quote is from the first Star Wars movie. Han Solo, Chewbacca, Luke, C3PO, R2D2 and Obi-Wan Kenobi reach the Alderaan system and find the planet destroyed.
I think it came out rather well.
Beverage: English Breakfast Tea