First off, I hope everyone has had a wonderful weekend with lots of stitching time. I have had lots of time to stitch and I have two finishes to share with you.
The first one is the Christmas Heart SAL that Leftsox is having on her blog. Remember I had posted that I was going to use 28ct. olive green and a 28ct. burgundy. Well that came to a screeching halt when I recounted the burgundy and found out it really was a 32ct. Words to self...."make sure you recount fabric before you put it in the box marked for 28ct.". So instead of my ornie looking like what Jenn had called for, I ended up with using the olive green for both the top and the bottom. I'm disappointed but I'm happy that Jenn was able to design this and that I got to stitch one of my daughter's designs.
P.S. You really need to check out Jenn's....her's is adorable!!!
Click here to see what it's suppose to look like if you follow her directions.
Next is Good Yule by Ewe and Eye Designs. This is the sampler I was telling you about that uses such strange colors together but when it's finished, it's stunning!!! I stitched it with DMC on 29ct. Natural Glenshee linen (what the design called for). If you have never stitched on Glenshee, I recommend it completely. Maureen Appleton is the US Distributer of this linen and I will warn you....it's not cheap. I have several pieces of this linen and I use them very sparingly. I even keep the smallest of leftovers. It's also a great count and texture to stitch over one thread and that's why Maureen Appleton loves this linen....that's the only way she stitches. The frame in the picture is the one I'll be using. I will take this to the framers this week and pick out my mats and when I get it back, I'll share a picture.
Now for the giveaway part of this post. If you would like a chance to stitch this beautiful sampler, just post a comment to this post only, and I'll draw a name on Christmas Eve. I don't have the pattern in front of me so I can't give you the stitch count, but I can say that on 29ct. the finish size was approx. 5 x 7 so it's not a real big project.
Well that's all for now. Onto a new start......
Blessings as always,