On Tuesday June 10 at 10:15 pm PT I finished the final stitch on Frederick. Oh my goodness - can you imagine - FINISHED!!! When someone asked me at SP on Wednesday how it felt I told them that it was just like the first day of school vacation - you have been waiting for so long for the day to come and then when it arrives you can't quite fathom the freedom you feel.
Frederick and I have been on a long journey together and although I loved him the entire time I must admit I often wished I had never met him. The first picture I have of this project was taken on December 11, 2006. At that time the top of the bookcase and the first three books on the top shelf were complete which means I must have been working on it for a while.
But all of that no longer matters - he's finished and I am happy and proud of him. If by some chance you have realized that Frederick does not have whiskers I want to assure you that he will have them. They will be a part of the mounting process in order to make sure they are nice and tight.
Thank you Bliss http://blissxstitches.blogspot.com/ and Berta http://busyhandshappyheart.blogspot.com/ for SALing with me and my friends at Stitcher's Paradise for caring about Frederick and motivating me to finish this project. Without all of you Frederick would still be a WIP.