Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Christmas Ornament

I thought I’d end the year by showing my final finish. Here’s this year’s Christmas ornament for my mom:

This is Santa in a cupcake, designed by Lucie Heaton. Of course, he may not end up as an ornament (my mom’s gift for me this year became a coaster) but that’s still to be decided J. I’m still working on finalizing my stitching goals for next year. I’m already looking forward to some new starts I’ve got planned J.
Happy New Year!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Project Update

I have two updates to show today of what I’ve been mostly working on during the last month. First up is Celtic Spring:

Except for the beading and very minimal backstitch her head is now complete! I really enjoyed working on her but I finished the mini goal I set on her so I moved on to the Russian Angel.
Her head is now complete too! I am counting her among my spate of recent new starts even though I initially began her in January. She’s stitched on 28 count antique white evenweave. This particular batch of fabric is rather speckly (more so than I thought antique white was normally) and while I think it suits the project there was this splotch farther down that really started to bug me. So I actually restarted her on another piece of fabric – still speckly but splotch free – this past September. That’s why she still seems rather new J. I’ve put her away for now too so that I can see about trying to complete a few more of my remaining goals for other projects.
Have a great stitching week!