While talking with Little Brother recently I realised that Christmas is not too far away and this years ornaments for the family have not been started. So I went through my collection of Just Cross Stitch Ornament issues and chose six that looked promising. This week I have made a start on one and in the process discovered that I enjoy stitching once again :)
I finished this as a small hanging pillow - it’s not too firmly stuffed.
Also I was commissioned by a friend to make a bag as a thank you to the lady who donated a lot of fabrics to our stitch group. I had taken three pieces so was only too happy to make a bag and hope that this creation suits. The felted ornamental front came in one piece and I merely attached it. All in all a good sturdy bag which should be useful.
So on a roll, I dived into stash and also made a bag which I was convinced would not work geometrically as it has no side pieces. But voila! I shall send this to an aunt who is going through a tough time as she loves roses and pink!!
And I have started on a kit I purchased eons ago. I was slightly unnerved to find it was over one thread of 32 count linen but so far so good. I’m using a mix of DMC and Dinky Dyes to keep the costs down but I must confess that silk is far easier to stitch with than cotton. If I were a rich woman I would stitch only with silk! Pictures of that to come when enough progress has been made!