Thursday, December 17, 2015
The F Word
In this case, it is finish. Yes, siree. I managed to pull off the impossible. WIP Wednesday turned into Finish Wednesday. I had to wait until today to post, as I burned a bit of oil into the night in order to get it completed.
This also means that this is #25 of my non Bin O'Shame finishes. And this also means, sports fans, that I managed to somehow finish the stitching on 60 projects this year, between the Bin O'Shame and the fresh starts. And while I did not get around to my planned A Mon Ami Pierre, I am happy to have made this goal. It far exceeded my plans and dreams for this year. It makes me excited to see what 2016 has in store! :)
Well, at any rate, on with the show! :)
Design: Winter Sampler (revised)
Designer: Diane Williams of Little House Needleworks
Fibers Used: Crescent Colours Belle Soie silk in Cinnamon Stick, Creme de Menthe, Icing and Shepherd's Pasture. Au Ver À Soie Soie d'Alger in Noir and #942 Grenat. Glissen Gloss Sparkle metallic in SP01.
Beads Used: Mill Hill beads in #03049 Rich Red, #02014 in Black, and #00479 White. Toho 11/0 glass seed beads in 1951-10 Silver Lined Blue, 1951-48 High Metallic Purple, and 1951-126 Rainbow Fuchsia. Toho twisted glass bugle beads in Silver. Dazzle-It Czech glass beads in crystal white. Craft jingle bells purchased at Michael's.
Stitcher's Notes: Substituted Au Ver À Soie Soie d'Alger in 942 for the Crescent Colours Belle Soie silk in Cranberry. Substituted the alphabet with motifs taken from Country Cottage Needleworks Christmas Cookies ornament and Little House Needleworks Winter Band Sampler. Santa mug free formed by me :). Deer taken from the 2010 ornament Tree Farm by Little House Needleworks. Gingerbread house taken from the freebie House of Sweets by Little House Needleworks. Christmas tree taken from chart No. 3 of the Winter Wonderland thread pack series by Country Cottage Needleworks.
As of Monday, December 14, 2015:
Finished Wednesday, December 16, 2015:
I just lost my mind with this one. It was a lot of fun plotting and planning what would go where. Most of it was on the fly and there were a couple of times where I had decided on one thing, but wound up stitching something completely different! The row of cookies and the Santa mugs is a perfect example of this. It was also nice to get DH's input on things. It was his idea to put cookies in the piece. :)
Well, I had best be off. I have to do some things in order to start my day. Thank you all for reading if you've made it this far. Hope you all are having a great week! :)