I’m sure no one is surprised that this post didn’t come as soon as I said it would. But I have a good reason: I wanted to finish off a couple of more pieces.
First, I’ve finished Teresa Wentzler’s You Were Hatched, which the generous Missy Ann lent to me. It’s already back in the mail, a week after I got it, and will hopefully arrive home safe and sound. And, truthfully, it isn’t completely done. I haven’t back-stitched the Celtic knots in the corner. I’m going to leave them until I find a frame, and then do them in either gold or silver, depending on what suits the frame. Because of the colour changes in the Dinky Dyes silk, it will be easy for me to do the back-stitching without a chart. (And the picture on TW’s site is good enough to follow if I run into trouble.)
I also finished back-stitching Baby Man’s Christmas stocking. I am so pleased with it, even though Dimensions kits aren’t my favourite things to stitch. Now I just need to iron it and get up the nerve to sew it up.
And, I’ve finished Teresa Wentzler’s Sparkling Hearts, a class piece from this fall’s CreativFestival. I stitched the back in DMC using this conversion chart from Mill Hill. The conversion isn’t perfect (I think the red in the corners is especially off), but it is good enough for the back of an ornament. If I were to stitch it again, I think I would use antique brown perforated paper rather than the cream. But, I love it and it will look really good on my Christmas tree. (Erica also finished her’s, as a pin, and you can see it here.) Note that the picture does not capture the sparkle of the front at all. It is truly lovely.
I’ve already started a new big project. Sadly, not my own Christmas stocking (I’m still debating what I will do for me), but rather a gift for someone else. And I’ve got a new Christmas ornament to start soon, and, and, and. The list is endless.
Speaking of which, don’t forget to check out this thread on the TW board about a SAL of one of her collaboration designs. I’m still leaning towards stitching Sewing the Seeds, and I think we will all be stitching the design we like the most/have access to.
I also totally forgot to mention something about the CreativFestival last month. I got to meet June Gilbank of Planet June again, and I showed her the violets that I crocheted from her lovely pattern. She has a picture of both of our pieces on her blog here; mine is on the right. (As an aside, I am totally lusting after her new Christmas tree pattern.)