Finish: Pintail

For the past few days I have been working on Pintail.  This is a design that was in the November 1994 issue of For the Love of Cross Stitch.  It is one of a set of four designs that were taken from still lifes of duck decoys that were painted by Judy Gibson.  Donna Vermillion Giampa adapted the paintings for cross stitch.

This is the second of the four designs that I have stitched.  Last year I stitched the Mallard decoy.  This is what it looks like:

Since I had already stitched a large part of Pintail I had a goal to finish it.  I am happy to report that I have finished it:

Based on the pictures in the magazine, this was my least favorite of the four decoys.  I didn’t really like the colors and the duck seemed a bit boring to me.  However, now that I see it stitched I really like it.  It has been a nice easy and fast stitch.

Pintail was stitched on 28 count light mocha Cashel linen using DMC floss.  I started it on 31 May 2017 and finished it on 5 September 2017.  I worked on it for a total of 18 days.