Hi everyone! There I was under the delusional idea that January wouldn’t be ending until later on this week! I have no idea why I thought that but let’s just say that when I realised on the weekend that, in fact, January ended on Monday it gave me something of a shock. So, where I’d thought I still had plenty of time to do the final finishing of my chosen ornament for January (read that as procrastinate for a few more days!!) instead there was a quick change of stitching plans for the weekend and the ornament got bumped up the list! And here it is…..
This is the ornament from the Brightneedle chart Love in a Manger Sampler. I’ve stitched this one a couple of times as gifts but have always stitched it over 2. This time round I decided to stitch it over one. It’s stitched on 30ct R&R Alabaster that I had in my stash and a mix of DMC and WDW rather than the Thread Gatherer Silk ’N Colors called for.
Although I’m giving myself two months for each block of AaHRH I thought I’d give you an update on where I am with this second block. I’m using DMC instead of NPS and have been happy with the colours so far. Well, I started to fill in the barn with the suggested DMC (921) and felt it was far too orange. I did that thing of stitching a little bit more because I might suddenly love it but then realised that that wasn’t going to happen. Having checked a DMC/NPS conversion chart online it listed DMC 356 as an alternative and with thanks to Siobhan, who put the three colours together and said that yes, the 356 was a closer match, I’ve now started to fill in the barn with that and like it much better. You’ll see the 921 orange in the top left of the barn. Yes, still to be frogged, I just had more enthusiasm for starting the 356 in another part of the barn but it gives you a chance to see the difference in the shades and I will eventually get to the frogging.
Out of the things that I had planned to stitch in January there was only one that I didn't manage to do - the first little block of PS Twelve Days of Christmas. I did make a start on it …..
just didn’t manage to finish it…….hopefully this month!
I hope all is well with you and yours. It’s a nice day here, the sun is shining and I’ve noticed that my daffodil bulbs are coming to life and are showing about an inch above the soil. I love seeing signs of spring appearing. As ever, thanks for all your lovely comments and for dropping by my blog to read my ramblings!
Until next time….