Hi everyone, I have finished this little ornament for a little Christmas gift for a family member.
But before I talk about that, I would just like to say thankyou to everyone who left a comment on The Old Navy Man post, it was lovely to read all of your generous, kind comments, I am sure it made Pat's day too!
I replied to everyone who I could, but some emails are set as "no reply" which means I cannot reply to you, so, here is a thankyou to those people.
Thanks to Donna P, Donna Sue, Kari and Shirley, sorry I could not reply personally, I hope I did not miss anyone out.
I have been doing some more Christmas stitching and also stitching on my Heaven and Earth design and the free Jardin Prive free pattern.
I made a small mistake on the beading edge of the Christmas Sleigh, I did not quite get the stitching lined up on the edge and it puckered slightly, I think I managed to iron most of it away so it is not as bad as I first thought.
I have a beading edge tutorial on my cross stitch finishing blog if you would like to finish an ornament like this
I used 32 count linen, DMC threads and Mill Hill gold beads
I back stitched the design and it really made a difference.
This is the second hand book I purchased from Amazon UK and is in really good condition, it was 1p plus postage and packing!
There are some nice patterns in here.
I am undecided how to finish this design, I may make it into a project bag or just frame it.
You can get the free pattern from Jardin Prive
Here is some more progress on the heaven and earth design I am stitching.
It is stitched on 18 count fabric, 2 over 1.
There is still time to vote for the Craft Awards,
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If you like my blog click on the image to vote, voting is open until 20th December 2016.
There are prizes to win if you live in the UK but you can still vote even if you don't live in the UK.
Until next time - happy stitching!