Hello blogging friends! How is your December going? Can you believe it is almost the middle of December already? I have gotten quite a bit done, but still a few things left on my to do list. I am reserving my evenings to stitch so that I can relax after the busy days. So what have I been up to? Well, first, I finished the stitching on the Chandelier SAL from AAN.
I love how this one has turned out so far. I say so far, because where the little metallic stitchings are, there is supposed to be some bling 🙂 I am still waiting on an ornament pack from AAN. I hope it arrives soon as I really want this one to be finished so I can get it framed. I love chandeliers with all their sparkles and shine. I want this one to have lots of sparkle. So when I receive those embellishments, I will be sure to update you on this one. Stitched on 16ct Aida Winter Solstice from Hand Dyed Fabrics by Stephanie.
Next up is the Wherefore Art Thou piece from Nora Corbett.
I did a little stitching on this one. I am really sad that, in person, the pink fabric really shows through the stitching. The only thing I can determine is that the weeks dyed threads and colorworks threads are thinner than DMC and so the coverage on Aida is not as well. If I were to start this one again, I would definitely do it in DMC instead of the hand dyed threads. I am trying to keep plugging away at it since I have invested so much money into the hand dyed threads, but it is really hard. The fabric is 16ct Aida Pink Impatiens by Silkweaver. So I put her aside and started a new project.
This is Angel White Trumpet from the Poison Pixie series by Nora Corbett. This one really called to me. I knew I wanted to start her as soon as I received her. I had this perfect fabric. 16ct Aida, one of a kind from Fantasy Dyed Fabrics. I worked on her for about 3 evenings and then decided I needed to get back to the Mystery Sampler to do the December section so I can get it finished before the end of the year.
The December section is awesome and maybe the largest band. I do hope to get it done by the end of the year. I am stitching this one on 16ct Aida Castleview from Silkweaver. The threads are London Fog from Sullivans and DMC 3888. There will be a new sampler in 2018 by the same designer that designed this one. I do plan to do it, but want to see the first section to help me decide on fabric and thread colors.
Before I go, I wanted to share a post that I saw on another blog this morning:
In the Spirit of the Holidays, Sam Bee here at Bumblebee Acres is humbly asking you for any help you might be able to give. I am offering these two patters for sale, and all proceeds will go towards my fundraiser. I additionally have a fundraiser page, if you would like to share, read more, or (Bless your heart!) Donate more!
I am attaching the Link to the Fundraiser here: https://www.youcaring.com/samanthatroia-1033946
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So, that is what I have been up to. Along with decorating the house, putting up the tree, cleaning and purging as I go, Christmas shopping, wrapping gifts and finally getting my Christmas cards finished today. So how are your December plans going and what are you doing to relax at the end of your busy days?