Joan Elliott's "Celtic Blessing," from an issue of Cross Stitch Gold
stitched on 32-ct. Bay Rum jobelan (not quite as pink as this pic looks on my computer!)
changes: backstitched lettering changed from blue to red, used different blue beads than the ones called for.
I'm soooooo glad to have this one done. The amount of backstitching was absolutely staggering...each individual "border" is backstitched, as is all the knotwork. Eeesh! I can still see a few messy spots, and I feel like the backstitching made some of it worse, somehow...but the recipients aren't stitchers, so I'm sure they'll never notice. Now, if anyone wants the magazine with the pattern, let me know -- because I will NEVER do this one again!!! LOL