Last night, I finished my first UFO for the year. This little stitchery was done sitting next to Dad's bed when he was in palliative care, back in 2008. I finished the stitching back then, but after Dad died, I put it away. Last weekend, out it came, and I felt I was ready to make a border and quilt it. Finished, it measures 11 1/2" x 13".
I am very happy with how it turned out. After I had stitched the roses, leaves and hearts, I selectively coloured them in, using my Derwent pencils. The border is pieced from squares of pinks and greens left over from another UFO I have in the cupboard. The quilting is simple - straight rows, with a machine embroidery row as the first row from the stitchery.
It has nice memories of lovely conversations with Mum and Dad at Dad's bedside. I'm going to buy one of those metal hangers with hearts, and hang it on my sewing room wall. :)