This year I decided to make cross stitch “sled” ornaments. The chart I started with is by Lizzie Kate. This is Snowy Sleds.
I started with the adorable penguin, it is stitched on Mill Hill Antique brown perforated paper using DMC rather than the overdyed floss. Personally, I think it looks fabulous. I bought the sleds and just need to cut and mount (famous last words) for a great finish.
The snowman in next and if I can stay on task I will have at least one totally complete ornament to show in my next post.
Staying on task is such a challenge! I continue to list kits on ebay and that takes a lot more time than you think. At the moment the listings are felt kits and plastic canvas kits from Bucilla, Herrschners and Mary Maxim as well as some “vintage” needlepoint kits from Dimensions. Once those are gone I expect to list quilt kits and bead & sequin ornaments, take a look! My ebay id is jbf.
As I find items that I am not able to do or will never have time for, I am also finding projects that were forgotten, some started and some not. This week, one of the items that is calling to me is a sampler called Dutch Beauty by Permin. I started it 23 years ago, I know the time because I printed a thread conversion that has the date on the footer.
This is a picture of the Dutch Beauty sampler and, for the record, it is not at all what I would normally stitch since there isn’t a house in sight. It is gigantic at 630 by 390 stitches. I will post my own pics next time, this came from 123stitch.
Stay safe, get your immunizations and wear a mask!