This Blackbird Designs piece was stitched a couple of years ago, and finally finished this morning. I used some handmade Russian dowry linen, stitching over 1 with Belle Soie silk.
What should have taken 45 minutes stretched into several hours, and reminded me why I usually procrastinate on finishing. My lovely piece of blue herringbone felted wool I picked up from some random quilting shop in Sedona, AZ ended up being 2 piece, with moth holes in parts. I adapted to that, but then had to put up with the sewing machine having a temper tantrum. Oops, it was operator error. The final mistake was realizing as I was clipping corners just prior to turning was I had sewed the 2 pieces together wrong, so the "right" side would be turned in. Rip out seams, pick off thread scraps, re-pin, and re-sew. Its done now, and it will probably be another month before I get brave enough to explore my "needs to be finished" pile.