I've actually finished my first ever piece of Hardanger. It is a bookmark and, on the whole, I'm fairly pleased with it. The cutting out isn't too tidy and I seem to have managed to cut the stitching thread in a couple of places. Also, you can still see the cut threads against the kloster blocks. If anybody know anything about hardanger and has any tips for the future, please let me know. I'd definately like to give it another go.
I presented my Dad with the finished map yesterday and I'm pleased to say he really loved it. He knew all the places on it and started telling tales of boating holidays - all a good sign.