Blackbird's Winter Delivery
32 count Silkweaver Linen
Recommended Gentle Arts Floss
I finished up my first Winter Delivery last night. I'm stitching five of these before Christmas. YIKES! Am I ever running behind. I started stitching this one in July with a plan of doing one a month. That would still give me plenty of time for the finishing work. As a refresher, it's my year to make something for all my brothers, sister and parents for Christmas. But the count of five does include one for me (I want one too!). Now I have to do one a week. :-) And in true fashion to my personality, now it's a job and no longer a pleasure and I have SO MANY other things I want to be working on right now it's torcher to work on it. I want to be finishing my stumpwork project or getting a few more lessons completed on my Drawn Thread Sampler (more on that later). In fact I promised myself that I would work on it at least an hour every day starting last Monday. Didn't pick it up until Thursday. :-( I know I can get at least three done before the week of December 22nd but now the fun has been sucked out.
I'm going to make each one the top of a little 5" x 5" x 5" paper mache box. I still need to order the hand made papers from Hollander's. I want to line each one with hand made marbled paper. I'd also like to put something in it. Any suggestions? I could go buy an hand blown glass ornament (thinking a bird) or candle or something like that. I wish I had time to make something but I really am out of time.