Wow! Only one more WIPocalypse update to go after this one and the year will be over! Hard to believe it's been that long since we started. I was actually in a bit of a stitching slump for the first half of this month. Things have picked up a bit recently. I did some rather boring looking stitching on the border of my Girafa sampler (not worth taking a photo of that progress), and I will finish the stitching on my giveaway piece tonight. But I won't be sharing a photo of that for a while either.
This coming month is going to be dedicated to stitching all things Christmas. To keep things rolling from last month's stitching finish, I have actually 'finished' three ornaments that were stitched last year (or possibly earlier, at least one having turned up during my massive hunt for old projects to be framed).
First up, we have this Peace ornament which came from a JCS ornament issue, I think 2011, but it might have been 2010. I stitched it using Belle Soie silks on some sparkly Silkweaver linen.
Next up, one of the annual ornaments from Homespun Elegance. I stitched this one using the called for fibers, and I think it might even be on the recommended fabric. But I stitched it quite a while ago, so I'm not positive about that.
I backed this one with some fabric that was intended for some patriotic pin pillows I was stitching a while back, but seemed perfect for this little guy:
And lastly, we have another Homespun Elegance design, stitched on the same fabric as the previous ornament. Which means that they were probably stitched in the same year. First, the back, which is made with some Weeks wool. Please disregard the bits and pieces of the rope trim that have deposited themselves onto the fabric. I didn't get around to cleaning that up til after the photo was taken.
And the front, again using the called for colors.
That's it for today my friends. I have caught a bit of a cold, so the Christmas decorating and card writing have been progressing very slowly. I am hoping to get most of it done by Friday evening. Saturday, weather permitting, the man and I will go get our Christmas tree and hang the outdoor lights.
Til next time, stay crafty and stay warm!