|Hearts of America - Texas by Victoria Sampler, Finished 7-22-2016|
This kit featured the ribbon stitch (that band on top of the armadillo). I do like how a specialty stitch is featured in individual kits by VS. I have an old piece where I tried to teach myself bullion stitches. That didn't work out so well, though.
I really like having this, and I keep thinking that I want to purchase the charts, so I can stitch all of the states I've lived in. I go back and forth between stitching them as one big bell pull (on a solid piece of fabric), or finishing each state and adding them on as I go, so I can have a running tally of all the places I've lived? If I want to talk about places I've "seriously" lived (more than a year), I'd need California, Arizona, and North Carolina... and there is a very high chance of me moving in the future, so it could be fun, and by individually finishing them I could just keep adding on and not worry about keeping extra material "just in case" (plus, this little guy wouldn't go to waste, not that re-stitching it would be difficult or time consuming).