Christmas Ornaments, Cross Stitch, Finishes

New start/finish

Unfortunately my back was killing me while I was out shopping yesterday, so I drove Katie over to Epping for the 50th birthday, but I left after 1 1/2 hours so I could come home and put my back to bed early.  After chewing Nurofen last night/this morning the edge has been taken off the discomfort and I’ve been sat up in bed this morning with my needle in hand clearing TV shows off the TiVo.  Here is the end result of a few hours not moving:

JBW Designs-Christmas Keepsakes II Reindeer
“Reindeer” by JBW Designs (Christmas Keepsakes II)
stitched on 32ct natural Belfast linen
with a mix of GAST, WDW and DMC threads

That means I’ve now stitched all three designs from the Christmas Keepsakes II chart – I’ve really enjoyed stitching these ones up.

As for what’s next, I’m considering picking up Sapphire Star again this afternoon and looking at thread choices to substitute for the horrible one that made me put this one on hold.  I’m thinking of just using a DMC pearl cotton, but I’m not entirely sure whether it will look OK …

Otherwise I’m tossing up between two new starts for my bedroom – “Sky Blue” Sampler Accent by Periwinkle Promises or “A Simple Sampler” by The Sweetheart Tree, both of which are ready and waiting and all kitted up for starting.  Plus of course I still have my little birth sampler to stitch for my work colleague, and I’ve finally made my decision for my next PIF victim 😀

5 thoughts on “New start/finish”

    1. Have to agree … I double-checked the chart 3 times before I started stitching to make sure it wasn’t a mistake … and then I couldn’t be bothered getting back out of bed to choose a different colour, so I ended up just going with the charted colour … green! 😛

  1. I love your Reindeer finish. Very pretty. I hope your back is feeling better soon. That can certainly keep you down.

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