My name is Nadine Sorby from Canby, MN. The cross banner is from the 2004 Award Winning Designs In Hardanger Embroidery designed by Atsusko Ito and is my most ambitious project to date. It is worked on 22 count Hardanger fabric in light blue with white DMC pearl cotton thread. It is backed with copen blue fabric. I started stitching it during the summer of 2009 and finished early in 2010. I entered in the Yellow Medicine County Fair in 2010, winning first prize and the Minnesota State Fair in the Senior Citizens division and got second there. I have given it to a beloved pastor and friend who left our community during the winter knowing that she will treasure it.