Every year, my LNS, Gitta’s, has an open house on the first Saturday of December. Everyone who makes a purchase gets a little package of free charts and a kit for an ornament designed by Kathrin Ellison. (If you purchased the ornament issue of A Needle Pulling Thread, you can see several of the ornaments they have released.) This year, sadly, I missed the open house because I was sick. 🙁
Happily, Kathrin still had a kit for me!
The design is called Elegant Reindeer. The fabric is 22ct Meran in Navy. The fibres are DMC floss, DMC flower thread (antlers), and PTB.
I really like how the antlers look. They are done as wrapped back stitch. At first, I thought I would just leave them as back stitch, but when I started wrapping them, I decided that it looked fabulous!
Speaking of Christmas ornaments, don’t forget that the last check-in day for the 2013 Ornament SAL is December 30th. I’ve already got my ornament stitched. How is your stitching going? And there is lots of time to sign up for the 2014 Small SAL. All the info is right here.