I’ve been busy this month. I finished the child pulling the presents on the sleigh. It is so much more clearly defined with the backstitching in place than it was before. If you’re interested in seeing the work in progress, you can always go back to last month’s cross-stitch update.
I also worked on a project called “Santa.” It’s by Nancy Greenberg of Pickle Barrel Designs. It’s about a 8″x 4″ design, but it is very simple. I completed it on 14 count raw linen and intend on making it up into an ornament or a doorknob decoration.
As you can see, it’s simple but uses some beautiful variegated thread from Weeks Dye Works. I love to watch all the subtle color variations come to life as I stitch.
Another finish this month was an Elegance miniature by John Clayton. Her name is Hannah, and she’s about 5 x 5. I plan to mat her in purple and hang her in my bedroom 🙂 I stitched her on 28-ct china white and I think she’s the prettiest thing I’ve stitched in quite some time.
Finally, I finished a little penguin called “Red Penguin.” It’s from Casey Buonaugurio and was in a Just CrossStitch from 2013. It’s on 25-count Victorian Red and, it’s really small and cute. It’s about 2 x 2 1/2″ and I finished it in just one evening of watching Dr. Who.
As you can see, I’ve done a bunch of little stitches, but no actual finishing. I’m making stuff for my tree, and I was kind of waiting a month or two to see when Hobby Lobby gets in it’s Christmas inventory before I start finishing things into ornaments. So, what kind of crafting have you been doing lately?