Sunday, March 17, 2024

Christmas Banners Stitch-a-Long, part 2

Hi everyone! I have been slowly working on my vintage felt-and-sequin Christmas banner. Here's where I was last time:

I didn't get as much done as I would have liked to, but I have both the mistletoe and the holly leaves attached: 

There are a lot of berries still to attach, then more gold trim and bells. I think that by the next check-in on April 7 I should have at least the berries done. Fingers crossed!

The other stitchers in this stitch-a-long are always working on amazingly beautiful and diverse projects. Go check out their blogs and get inspired! Avis, Claire, Gun, Christina, KathyMargaret, JackieMegan, Deborah, Sharon, Daisy, Cathie, LindaHelenMary Margaret, and Cindy.

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Halloween Ornaments Project, March 2024

It's been another oddly busy month, but I did manage to make time to finish this month's ornament. 

In February I started work on another small cross-stitched ornament taken from a pattern in an old Cross Stitcher Halloween issue: 

I stitched it on another bit of ice-dyed Aida from a couple of summers ago, and used that for the back of the piece. Somehow I've done another terrible job of taking a picture, but I'm still happy with how the eye turned out: 

This month, to "finish up" the old ornament patters, I'm going to stitch this cute beaded cat ornament, again on some ice-dyed Aida. 

I'll be back on April 13 to share my finished ornament and my next project pick.