Hello Dear Friends & Followers;
Hope you all had a wonderful Holiday season and are doing well.
I thought we were going to get away without having a white Christmas this year, but at 4:30 pm on Christmas Eve it started to snow and left with a dusting for a powdered sugar landscape. It did the same thing on Christmas and left us with around 2 inches of snow. We've been here for 35 years and it would have been a first if it didn't snow.
Here is my final Smalls SAL update.
Not sure if I will participate next year.
I stitched up two of my mini Quaker Snowflakes.
I will finish these with a ribbon for hanging and blue or white felt backing.
I plan to stitch a lot more of them and turn them into mini ornaments to add to a pine wreath to hag by the front door during the winter season and maybe a few magnets to add a little winter to the kitchen.
I finished off two other smalls that I stitched earlier.
"Merry Solstice" by The Primitive Hare
This is a free chart and can be found HERE
I stitched this one on 28 count Mocha/Beige evenweave using DMC Gold metallic 1 strand over 2 threads. I added a 1/4" gold ribbon hanger, two corded trims in rust, gold, and cream and a scattering of plastic crystal snowflakes.
This one was stitched on the same 28 count only over one thread using my own hand-dyed thread. I finished it off with a 1/4" silver ribbon hanger, a silver ribbon bow, blue and silver corded trim, and a scattering of mini plastic crystal snowflakes.
They got arms !!!
I found a wrapped wire that resembles wood and shaped it into arms. It will do for now, I just need to bend/shape them a bit so they don't look like their being held up at gun point. I may make arms from the same batting later on but I'm not sure just yet. I'll live with them the way they are for a while and see how I feel later on.
Well, that's it for 2018, so until next time.....
Take Care & Happy New Year