Monday, February 11, 2019

Some Winter Stitching

Good morning!
I know I know … it's no longer January; but I still want to share with you my cross stitch work.
This little snowman is from Hands On Design 12-month series cross stitch package called A Year of Celebrations.
It's an easy stitch to work on and so so cute.
It was extremely difficult for me stitching on 32 count Dirty Belfast linen called for; which I have never before stitched on.   First of all my eyesight is not what it used to be.  The second issue was the linen.  It is absolutely horrible in regards to the threads in the fabric - very uneven and not so good quality fabric … in my very humble opinion.  I'm still very proud of myself for going on and not giving up.
I framed my finished stitch work inspired by Priscilla.
I used an old picture frame from my stash, added a vintage button and made a simple polka dotted bow using burlap ribbon from the Dollar Tree. 

I'm currently working on February's and to avoid the headache from stitching on the linen called for, I'm using fabric from my own cross stitching stash.  I am hoping to finish it before this coming Thursday … yikes … and with a pinched nerve on my left wrist and wearing a brace!!!

Wish me luck!

7 comments:

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

Hello Oliva, I love this January stitching you made! It's perfect for the winter. Thanks for sharing this at our Cooking and Crafting with J & J and so happy to see you here.

Rachel said...

That's a cute little piece - I didn't know snowmen could juggle! :)

Rachel said...

PS I was also supposed to say thank you for participating in the SAL and maybe hope to see you next month with February's piece. :)

Mary H said...

You have a cute finish! Good job persevering-it looks very nice in the picture!

Sue said...

That's such a sweet finish, Olivia.

Sheryl said...

This is a sweet pattern and I love how you have finished it, the frame is perfect and the gorgeous bow - divine. I am pleased to have discovered your blog, your mail shows as no-reply. I have had to change my Google plus account as it is disappearing in April.

Janet said...

I love these finishes. I am also doing this series.