Come visit with me as I stitch and craft my way from one Christmas to the next - I like to have Christmas projects close by me all year. I have a particular fondness for Santas and Angels. If you have the time, leave a comment so I know you've visited.

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Smalls Report for June

 I'm late with my Smalls Report this month - the last Friday in June just slipped by un-noticed by me.  It's been that sort of month!

I have joined Shannon Christine's Christmas Club, which provides two 12 Days of Christmas charts each month June to November. I decided to try to stitch and finish each set of 2 ornaments before the next set of charts arrives. So far I'm on track. This month I have stitched Days 1 & 2, and I have 4 more days to finish them up before I get the the charts for Days 3 & 4.

I swapped white delica 11/0 beads for some of the cross stitches in the border; used gold delica 11/0 beads instead of the charted Mill Hill beads; substituted beads for gold cross stitched numbers; and used DMC fil or instead of the charted Kreinik VFB. I do regret not choosing a darker fabric for this set, butI think I can live with it. The white floss shows up clearer than in the photos.

And that is all I have to show this month. The Smalls Report is hosted by Mary at Mary's Thread.

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Gifted Gorgeousness Report, June

 It's been a slow stitching month again, and once again I was surprised to see the date on the calendar.  15th June has three significances for me this year, some better than others.  My partner is off for another brain MRI looking for more metastatic cancers; it's my sister Gayle's birthday; and it's time for the monthly Gifted Gorgeousness report hosted by Jo at Serendipitous Stitching .

It's a short GG report from me, though I did make up all the ornaments work basket at the end of May. The photos are in my last blog post. In June I have stitched and made up three little Santa Christmas ornaments.  The designer is Donna Vermillion Giampa, who designed the most gorgeous Santa faces. I love stitching her Santas, and I have stitched many over the years, all larger than this little set, but the chart for this set made it very hard work. The chart was printed in colour (not my favourite), with lots of duplicated symbols on slightly varying colours, and there were 37 floss colours, if you don't count the Kreinik charted. 

I have kitted up yet another 12 Days of Christmas set, and am about to start Day 1. I didn't intend to stitch another set, but when I saw Shannon Christine's beautiful 12 Day set I just couldn't stop myself from joining the SAL  particularly when I was offered the charts as a birthday gift. I've decided to stitch it on a pale blue fabric, which I already have in my work basket, left over from my last 12 Day set. I am excited to start this set. The floss colours are so pretty.