Saturday, April 25, 2009

Mr. & Mrs. Flake

This is my new take-along project, Mr. & Mrs. Flake. It's a plastic canvas ornament that I'll probably attach to one of my Mom's gifts. I had mentioned in a previous post that her Christmas decorating theme is snowmen and snowflakes. I think I'm going to change the colors in Mrs. Flake's scarf from the pink and purple, to blues, which is also part of her theme.

Only eight months until Christmas! Keep stitching!

Merry Stitch-mas!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Celtic Christmas

Please excuse my photos, they were hard to take without getting some glare from the glass.

Lavender & Lace Celtic Christmas (L&L 32)
by Marilyn Leavitt-Imblum.
(pic below)

I believe I stitched this on 32 count cream linen, changing the recommended model color that seems to be my style. The only problem with the fabric is you tend to loose the candles into the fabric the further away you are from it.

I really enjoyed stitching the reds of her dress.

This is one of the few Christmas cross stitch pieces I've kept. I remember stitching on this during Spring Break 1995. I also remember frogging the bottom left corner of her skirt THREE times because I kept miscounting!

The gold specialty thread was a little tough to work with and there is a lot of bead work, but that is what makes it such a beautiful and amazing piece. The double matting helped once again in keeping the glass from smashing the beads.

Merry Stitch-mas!