Thanks everyone for all your encouragement to just knuckle down and get stitching that bird. Ta-dah!! It's done. Mind you, I’ve realised that I’m not that into stitching larger areas with GA Maple Syrup. Maybe it’s the dyelot I have, but it sure didn’t feel like there was much variation when I was stitching with it (does look a little bit better in the picture) and, truth be told, I found it a dreary colour to stitch so much with. You can guess I was one happy camper when I put the final stitches in (I’ve just realised that I still need to stitch the eye so technically it’s not quite finished yet!!!). I like this bird better now that it’s done but isn’t that always the way.
My one stitching commitment this year is to stitch something Christmas-related each month. My aim is to have a selection of PS santas and some ornaments by the end of this year. This month I started off with a PS santa…..
From PS booklet #88 Old World Santas II. Stitched on 32ct natural light linen & suggested DMC
The only thing that is slightly freaking me out is the bear’s eyes! Can you see the crazy bear stare?!?!?!?! Of course, now that I’ve noticed it, I can’t stop seeing that every time I look at it! The fabric in the background is what I used for the backing.
I recently won a giveaway that Sally was holding on her blog. I’m one of those people who rarely win anything so it was the loveliest surprise when I heard from Sally to say that I’d won the BBD chart, Peacock Pinkeep. It arrived a couple of days later and showing huge self-control I resisted putting BBD LF Autumn to one side but did allow myself to plan what threads I would use to stitch it and now have it all kitted up and ready to go. I want to stitch it with more of a red so I’ve pulled out Belle Soie Poison Apple to go alongside the Tortoise Shell and will see how that works. Thank you Sally and, if any of you aren’t familiar with her lovely blog, click here or follow the link for Stitchyangel’s Treasures in my blog list on the right.
Okay, enough ramblings from me for today. Stitching plans this coming week include working on
again. I’m itching to get a bit more done on this one. Seems like quite a few of us are stitching it and I’m enjoying seeing everyone’s progress. Other than that, enjoy what’s left of the weekend! Christmas Garden
Until next time……