A few days late with my update on Candy Cane Santa but here it is at last, a lovely Christmas bow in the corner of the window garland.
We had a busy weekend as we celebrated my 40th birthday early (it was yesterday) and then my husband was called away as his mum is in hospital down in England again. Before he went away he let me pick a cross stitch kit for my birthday so I ordered an Anchor kit called Winters Sun that I absolutely fell in love with as soon as I saw it.
With some of my birthday money I took my Aurora Cabin that I stitched last year to the framers so I can finally get it put on my wall. Ouch £95 but it will be worth it as I really don’t think I could frame that myself. Should get it back next week so will post a picture when I do.
We have had quite a few frosty mornings over the past week or so and it has put me in the mood for some Christmas stitching, so I decided to make a start on Candy Cane Santa by Dimensions. I absolutely love this design but I know I won’t have it finished for this Christmas, maybe next year hehe.
In the meantime I haven’t really done anything to Pleasures of Winter over the past few weeks. It’s a bit rumpled after having been rolled but thought I would let you see how it looks at the moment. I think I will work between these two for now and will get my threads ordered for some Christmas cards although I don’t plan on doing many this year, not everybody appreciates them unfortunately!
I have decided to buy different fabric for the Joan Elliot Ladybird Fairy that I had started. Having looked at the beautiful fabrics that other people have stitched her on I thought I would wait till my birthday in a few weeks time and order myself something pretty as she is so gorgeous.
I am going to start updating this blog every weekend rather than it being as random as it has been of late. Even if I haven’t stitched much I will post it anyway.
Forgot to mention that the threads came so I could finish off Woodland Winter so that is now finally rolled up and put away till I find a frame for it.
Well I had a fantastic weekend in Inverness, meeting with old friends, and making new ones from around the world. We all came together to see one of our favourite bands and spent several days in each others company before all drifting back to our own corners of the globe.
Since I came back I didn’t really get a chance to stitch till this weekend but as you can see there have been many shades of purple going on. The colours are stunning and I love the way the combined colours work but with so much of it being half cross stitch I wish there was just a wee bit more coverage of the fabric. However, I know from previous kits that when everything is stitched it looks fine. My Candy Cane Santa kit arrived, which has a LOT of black thread included in it. Really looking forward to starting that one. Whilst I was in Inverness I bought a small kit with a Scottish theme which I hope to stitch for a friend. Will put up a picture in my next post.
Apologies for the picture quality but I took it on my mobile phone in poor light. As you can see I have made a start on the tree on the left and have reached the top of the picture with some of the sky. The blending of the colours works really well but unfortunately you can’t see it in this picture. Will get a decent close up next week with my camera. I will be up north at an outdoor Runrig concert this weekend so won’t get any more stitching done till Monday. Hope you all have a good weekend yourself when it comes. x
The Pleasures of Winter kit has made an appearance again. Lots of colour in this kit compared to the Woodland Winter so I am enjoying the change. Have made a lot of progress with the sky over the past few days, with pale orange, pink and pink/lavender combined. Trying to resist the temptation to buy yet another Dimensions kit (I am definitely addicted) called Candy Cane Santa but I don’t think my willpower is that great! I feel a visit from my postman coming soon.
Almost finished the Woodland Winter – I ran out of the final 2 colours for the outlining on the rest of the trees and some more of the grass tufts but I have ordered them from Dimensions so they should arrive soon and it won’t take more than a few hours to do.
Question now is what will I put back on my frame next !
This morning I decided to play it safe and ordered Dimensions additional threads for finishing off the deer. Have mostly been working on the right hand side of the picture for the last few days and can see quite a difference now! Sometimes when I see the colour combinations close up whilst stitching I wonder what they are going to look like but the overall effect is amazing. I wonder how long it takes to create one of these designs!?