Hello there. Today is Grand Final Day – Aussie Rules Football that is. If you are from elsewhere on the globe this may not mean much, but here in Australia it is a big day!
For an entirely different reason this Grand Final day is really special. My beautiful, amazing, mutli-talented mum has just completed a project she started in September 2010.
Get a load of these photos
I even love the back of the tapestry
So here are the stats:
Pattern purchased from Scarlet Quince
Original Painting by Gerard Van Spaendonck –
167 DMC thread colours, 4 strands to each stitch and mostly a blend of two colours for each stitch
196,000 stitches in total
Size: 56cm wide x 72cm high
Mum generally worked on the project for about 3-4 hours each night for four years.
Go mama – you are amazing.