Oh dear, winter's here. It has suddenly turned cold and there is a strong wind blowing. This afternoon it felt so chilly inside that I finally turned on the heat. Ah, this is much better -- now we can forget about the temperature outside and enjoy the coziness indoors.
Friday DH & I trimmed the trees and decorated the house. DH collects nutcrackers which we display around our home each Christmas. Every year it's a joy to see all their faces again and they give the house such a festive air. There's still baking to be done and gifts to be purchased but the holiday feeling has started.
With the Christmas season comes Christmas stitching.
Here is the right half of 'Winter Row' which is now finished and ready to be framed. I'm sorry I can't show it in its entirety but the scanner just isn't that big. This was such a fun and easy project to stitch. Now I'm just not sure if I will leave it as is or add embellishments. Somewhere (can't remember where of course) I saw a completed piece which had two of the snowmen wearing hats (one with a top hat and one with a stocking cap). It looked really cute and it's something I must consider before framing. However, like Karen http://colourfulcreations.blogspot.com/ and her gorgeous ' Jingle Bells Christmas Tree Farm' I'm not going to worry about framing until after New Year. That was an excellent idea Karen.
When I started 'Winter Row" I also started stitching the 'Las Vegas Tree Ornament' by M Designs. This is being stitched one over on 28 ct Glacier Lugana with DMC 4030. Although the design is very simple I have spent just as much time frogging as I have stitching. The letter 'G' was one of those times when I wondered why I had ever started this tree. Actually it got to me so badly that I felt like quitting completely. Of course a day later I was at it again as I refuse to let it get the better of me. I'm not quite sure how I will finish this once the stitching is done. Perhaps a needle roll.
This is 'Kisses From Heaven' by San-Man Originals, another fun project to work on when 'Las Vegas' gets to me. It is being stitched two over on 32 ct Twilight Blue Linen and when finished will only be 2.25" x 2.50". Isn't this the sweetest little project? My friend 'B' just finished it and I've already seen it framed. It is simply adorable.
Hope everyone is having a good week & enjoying their Christmas stitching.