Happy Jolly July. I have gotten quite a lot of stitching done this week. But before I share that, Congrats to Carol in Arizona! Carol you are the winner of the Madame Chantilly chart. Please send me your snail mail at email@example.com. I will get that in the mail to you next week. Ten ladies entered the giveaway and using the random number generator, Carol was the lucky number 7.
Once I started stitching this piece on 14 count coffee/tea dyed aida, I realized it was a BIG stitch. So I just stitched Candy Cane wishes. I will be on the lookout for some 36 count even weave to stitch the complete ornament as that is the one I want on my tree. This will make a cute gift for someone. I used three strands of Licorice Red. Three strands really makes it pop.
A Brenda Gervais Design...
I left off the candy at the bottom. I wanted a more prim look for this piece of stitching.
One of my sweet North Alabama Stitcher friends sent me some happy mail this week.
I was surprised to find some gingham stitching fabric at Hobby Lobby.
As you can see, it was priced reasonably so I picked some up to try. The vintage blue looks rather like a blue sky with clouds. Hobby Lobby has stepped it up in the cross stitch department. I will be sure and give you a review of this fabric when I have stitched on it.
Happy Stitching Friends.