I bought this little cutie in Corona del Mar, California in the early to mid 1970s. Yup, you read right!! This little guy is 40+ years old!! This might be my oldest UFO, but I am not sure!! I have lots of closets and bins to go through!!
The piece measures around 6" x 6" and I am using DMC Perle Cotton No. 5. You can see how old it is by how crackily the masking tape is around the edges!! I did some Slow Sunday Stitching on it yesterday and worked on the little basket tonight, but at this point, it takes a long time to see any progress.
Do you think I should frame this when I am done or turn it into a little pillow?
UPDATE ~And I have to laugh, many of the comments mentioned counted cross stitch!! This project is so old most of you may not even remember needlepoint!! This one is needlepoint, not counted cross stitch. Although you will see lots of those come through while cleaning out and and finishing up! :-))
I looked up to see if the shop is still there in Corona del Mar and wow!! It is ~
So good to know some things just don't change!! Except, I would imagine the owners have changed!! :-)