I finished the cross stitch!! It was my quiet aim for the IHSW to get the cross stitch finished on Tuscany so I could move onto the back stitch, and I did it! Just in time too. I put in the final stitches in the last 5 minutes of a TV program I was watching with hubby at 10pm on Sunday evening.
Here's the completed top section. I'll show off the whole thing once I've finished the back stitching and given the piece a much needed wash! But my mind is already off planning the next project and the finishing for this one. . . . I had planned for this piece to perhaps be a present for a friend, but when husband saw the completed stitching he immediately claimed it for our stairwell, so I guess it's staying with us!
Hope your IHSW's were just as successful!