First I was to say a very big thank you to my good friend, Trina. She stitched and sent me this absolutely beautiful Christmas cardinal ornament and I just love it. My kitchen has reds in it so this will grace my tree for Christmas but afterwards it's going in my kitchen so I can see it all year and think of what a true friend I have in Trina. Thank you Hon for such a beautiful gift. Luv ya!!!!
Remember me telling you about the frames I found at Kohl's? Well this is it. I decided that it called for a Just Nan pattern and her Holly Bows is perfect for it.
I love how this turned out!!! I stitched it on 28ct. mushroom evenweave with DMC floss and added the delica beads and the pewter charm in the center. When I first saw these frames, I thought they were plastic but I was wrong....thank goodness!! They are a metal of pewter color and quite heavy.
Also, I want to thank everyone for their wonderful comments of encouragement about the Paris Mandala. I have started it and it's coming along fine. I will post a picture of how much I have finished tomorrow evening. This I will do every saturday night if I can remember. :o)
So enjoy your weekend and have lots of stitchie time.
Blessings as always,