Here is something I have been working on for the past couple of weeks and am really loving how it is coming out. It is Poinsettias and Pines by Blue Ribbon Designs. I changed my fabric to the lovely Sugar and Spice linen from Australia - I ordered it several years ago and I think it is called Marble Crunch. I love how Naomi does her sparkly linen. The threads are Belle Soie as charted except I had to change the white to a pale silvery gray on the snowflakes so they would show up better on this linen. In the new year I hope to get a real camera so I can take better photos - I am using my IPhone and think they should be better but alas they still look fuzzy and crummy. My nice Canon digital got stolen when our house got broken into a couple of years ago and I did not ever replace it. Anyway you get the idea - I am missing one tree there but I will finish it up today.
The other piece I worked on earlier in December was Merry Christmas by BBD from the Joyeaux Noel book. I am shortening it up a bit from what was charted but I know the wording will fit. It is on a leftover piece of R&R fabric with the called for Crescent Colors cotton. It will be a cute pin pillow one day.
I am starting a new project tomorrow on Christmas Day - It will be a fun one instead of a serious repro sampler. I am starting 6 Fat Men by Lizzie Kate. I loved the bright colors she used - all overdyes and I am using some long stashed 28ct Antique Cotton linen by R&R - I thought using a larger count linen might make it more whimsical - of course for those who do beautiful over one stitching or on a very fine count - that also has the same wonderful effect to make some things very whimsical.
I'd love to hear what from you if you are starting a new project for Christmas Day or New Years. Our sampler guild (Azalea) is starting Ann Dale as an SAL for 2012 (and maybe the rest of our lives LOL). I hope my supplies will be here for a NYE/NYD start but most of our group has been wait listed along with the rest of the country for the vintage pear linen. I managed to find a piece from Traditional Stitches - Janice is great to deal with - I had ordered the Mystery Sampler and several other things from her in 2011 and was extremely pleased with her customer care.
Well - I thank each and every one of you for visiting my blog this year. I have new followers but it still vexes me as to why those followers don't show up on my side bar any more. I see this same thing on others blogs so I know it's not just mine. Anyway if you are new to my blog - welcome!
I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas spent with family and friends and that you find time in the hustle and bustle of the holiday weekend to spend time with your needle.
Merry Christmas ~ ~ ~