"It takes ages to finish a quilt you're not working on!"

Monday, June 28, 2010

Somebody else's UFO.

A few months ago, I received a call from our Guild, asking if I would like to take on another commission. It would pay me about $100. I contacted the lady who wanted the job done, and found she lives not far from me, so we met at a local cafe and she showed me her UFO. She has done all the cross stitch (and beautifully worked too), but when it came to the back stitch detail, she said she just lost interest in it! She said she is in no hurry for it - just wants to see it finished one day, so I'm not under any pressure. There is no way I would have done this pattern from scratch - I'd take forever! But I find back stitching quite relaxing, so I figured for $100 I may as well take it on! The photo at the bottom of this post is the work she has done; it looks distorted because of the angle at which I took this photo. The other photo is the picture on the kit packet.

6 comments:

Annie said...

That's such a beautiful piece of stitching. I think back-stitching is kind of fun too. Sounds like a good deal for you. Who couldn't use the extra $$$ and to get it for something you love to do? What could be better!

Catherine said...

That is a beautiful piece of work. I like visiting here because you do the coolest work.

Miss 376 said...

You'll end up with all the pleasure, the backstitching will really make this come to life

loulee said...

OMG!! I stitched this pattern for my EX husband. I still like it though.

Joy V said...

What a lovely piece of work - I'm sure you will do it the justice it deserves. (and get paid for it, wonderful)

Kathleen from Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Such a beautiful piece. It will look even more pretty when you do the backwork. blessings,Kathleen