Mostly Christmas again this week as I am ready to finish up all my Christmas stitches and work on some other things. However, I have to share that Riley Harbor is finished. I looked in my stitching notebook and I started this one in 2019. Stitched on Veldt, 32 count...one over two.
Lanier's sheep is on the way to Memphis....I have to say several of my friends saw this one and wanted it.lol That tea and biscuits floss makes a fine sheep! In fact I want to do one for myself. Hats off to Prairie Schooler for their designs that never go out of style. Stitched on 14 count coffee tea dyed Aida.
Candy Cane wishes is finished and I used a small easel I found at Hobby Lobby as finishing, It said I love Fall Most of All but I used some big print red and white gingham on foam core to cover that up, then added my stitch. I am looking for a nice bowl that can hold some small candy canes and Hersey kisses to sit by it. As with all finishing you live and learn. I loved how the red and white looked when I laid the stitch on top of it. But in this small area, you cannot really see the background fabric well and perhaps I should have chosen something else. I guess it is just one of those things that really does not matter but I was a tad disappointed with the results. ( Erica Michaels is the designer.)
A small finish for Holly Jolly by Shannon Christine. I wanted the words to stand out when I placed it on my tree. Stitched on 14 count Aida from my leftover pile of fabrics.
December Word Play by Brenda Gervais( With Thy Needle and Thread). I left off Merry, Joy and some small trees that were charted on the extreme right side. I was going to make a pillow for the dough bowl as I have so many Christmas stitches to display however I found this frame in my finishing cabinet and thought, I wonder if this would fit? It is a 5 by 7 frame I have had for years and the subtle green and red really looked nice with this busy stitch. I left the glass out as it makes it look more prim. I love the results and some of my other word plays might just be finished this way as well. If I can figure out a line of words that really are not necessary.
I am planning to keep working on my rotation for the month of December. I still have quite a few things that need attention. However, I have my eye on Cathy Habermann's Winter Words. I put this one my Wish List...a fun stitch for the beginning of the New Year.