My Baumchen piece from the Sticklounge is coming along. I changed out the white in the corners for the overdyed floss and stitched over the white flowers with satin stitches. I'm holding off on the lower left corner until I get the tree trunk in -- this way I won't make a mistake lining everything up ..... hopefully. I really like this piece -- the pattern is so pretty.
Well, I finally realized Thanksgiving is approaching -- which means Christmas will be here soon. Yikes! I need to get some holiday stitching done! I have finished 3 ornaments and still need to do at least 2 more. Don't you love the reindeer -- he's been eating way too much sugar. I used polyester thread for his eyes -- so they have that glazed, shiny look of a sugar high. He's going to a nephew. The reindeer is from the 2010 Christmas ornament edition of Just Cross Stitch and the snow men are from the German magazine Hardanger. I love them both and want to stitch one each for myself also.
Each year I stitch a Santa for my collection. Unfortunately, I haven't taken the time to stitch my Santa for 2010 yet. Soooo, the marathon stitch is on! This year's Santa is Rose Wreath Santa by Libby Sturdy. I bought him last year at the EGA Nationals in Pittsburgh, PA. He has eyes, a nose and some skin as of yesterday .....
Here's hoping I can get him finished before Christmas.
I hope everyone has a peaceful Thanksgiving. In my family, we have a lot to be thankful for this year. My stepmother was in a bad car accident and has recovered beautifully! Take care and enjoy!