Progress is slow this month. I've stitched just two little ornaments, and tonight I finished them up. They're gifts for two young ladies (16 year old Alex and 5 year old Georgia) who will be visiting this Christmas. This will be the 17th Christmas ornament I've stitched for Alex.
The tiny angel is adapted from Pat Water's "A Christmas Collection" leaflet (1986). The Christmas tree is my own design.
My much loved niece is getting married early next year, and her mother has suggested that I stitch her a wedding sampler. This has thrown me into a state of uncertainty. I'd love to stitch one for her, but there's a HUGE difference in our ages and taste, and I would hate to lumber her with something she felt obliged to give wall space to but didn't really want. My niece is a cross-stitcher herself, and is a very honest and practical person. I have just talked myself into consulting her - I'll stitch a design of her choice. If not a sampler, maybe a ring cushion which could later do duty as a pot pourri holder - though I'd much prefer to stitch a framed sampler.