Tuesday, November 21, 2006

just a leg

I finished up the cross stitch portion on my Judy Odell project last night. I went through some books to find a couple of speciality stitches for the center border and I did find a couple I wanted to mess with. But at the last minute I took it out of my bag (so no photo) - I really don't like to do that sort of thing on the train. Too much movement. So I tossed in my Quaker Reindeer. It doesn't look like much yet with that big old leg sticking out like that! Pretty silk color - I'm using the recommended Waterlilies copper color on 35 count. This is the first time I tried 35 count and it's not too bad. I was afraid it would be too small for me to see. But I'm doing ok.

I've a ton of work to finish up today before my vacation starts tomorrow. And of course I don't feel like doing a bit. What else is new?

I need to gather all the ornaments I've stitched over the past couple of weeks to find out what I need to buy to finish them off. I have a ton of Christmas fabrics for those that need that and I also have many pieces of hand-dyed wool so I can use that for a couple. Right now the most I think I have to buy will be more floss to make the trim. And maybe some ribbon. I don't have a stash of ribbon at all. I can't wait to get into it.


Barbara said...

Wow, you've stitched some gorgeous ornaments! I can't wait to see how you finish them off - particularly the BD Quaker piece. :)

KarenV said...

Great start on the Quaker Reindeer! I really want to stitch this one - I love the colour of the Waterlilies. Enjoy your vacation time!

Cathy said...

All of your recent ornament finishes are very nice - congrats. I must admit that I like to put off finishing the stitching into ornaments too!