This is the first square I stitched and was done over 1 square. I have a cross stitch design programme and picked a font I liked on word and translated it into cross stitch for the name and stitched it with a variegated thread. I have to say working on the afghan was quite tricky as unless you completed one cross at a time the thread slipped under the weave.
I then chose this cute little snail from one of the cross stitching magazines. I think it was an issue of Cross Stitcher but when I find the magazine I will put the correct details here. As I had struggled a bit doing over one on the previous square I decided to do this one over two which in itself was a first for me as I've only done over one before. I like to think it was a practice for the chatelaine I'm currently doing over 2.
And here is the whole afghan in all it's glory with it's gorgeous recipient Sam modelling it.
I just love his expression in this picture it's like he's saying "Ta da".
I'd like to say here as well that my reason for stitching this for Dawn was simply because I see her as a friend. I've only "known" her through Facebook, a joint love of HAED, and her business Crafty Kitten where she makes the most gorgeous hand dyed fabrics. Her customer service is amazing and I'd recommend everyone to give her hand dyed fabrics a try.
So there's the reveal of my secret project finish. Hope it was worth waiting for!