Well after admitting to my mistake in putting my fabric on my qsnaps, I went back to the Cross Stitch Peddler and picked up a new piece of fabric. I got a bigger piece this time but you can be sure I will be more careful with my measurements.
I am still working on a few Christmas pieces and I had a finish this week.
A Prairie Schooler Santa. I did change some colors and instead of stitching the flower in his hat, I added a pretty holly sticker. I need to trim my fabric, don't I?
Oh well from a distance you do not notice it as much. I was in a hurry to take a picture for this post.
I am going to move him to an easel this week.
I also started on my January cottage.
Do you like my needle minder?
This fabric will not be used by this stitcher again. The dots which appear so cute, rather like a quiet snow fall, are a bear to stitch on. I have heard other stitchers complain about this fabric and now I know why. The dots appear to be painted on the fabric rather then woven into the fabric. Cross stitch needles are not super sharp and I have to really be careful to get my needle in the correct hole and to make it push through the material.
It is hard to believe it it time to consider what I plan to stitch in the new year. I have several Prairie Schooler Santas that I plan to stitch on perforated paper. They are so easy to display this way and to keep them up all year. I am doing a Patriotic Santa as well as a Sunflower Santa this year. And January means Easter Stitching if you hope to have the pieces done for the holiday. So...plenty of things to stitch this year but prioritizing the pieces are my big dilemma.
Have a good weekend Bloggy Friends.