So, things have been busy here, and I have brief moment of calm in the eye of the proverbial storm! And I have some finishes to show off to you all. Firstly: the cross stitch stockings from…ooh, a while ago!
Finished! I’m really happy how these came out, although I have no intention whatsoever of replicating these ever again! Working with the felt was definitely a challenge, but now I’ve mastered it, (basically how to angle the needle to go through the hole cleanly), I don’t feel the need to try it again!
In other news (and another finish!), I finished the second pair of my mothers socks! I’ve had a quick look through my queue for which pair to start next, and I’m overwhelmed…*facepalm*. I’ll have another look tomorrow I think.
And the wedding sampler. I had no votes on which way to go, so I’m going around really! The ‘I do’ square (ignore the fact it’s a square out, it doesn’t matter that much…) was really fun to do
It’s finished now, and I’ve done most of the heart above the middle section. Busy busy busy 🙂
As mentioned a while ago, I might end up doing one of my new cross stitch tree decorations as an instant gratification thing in the middle of all my long term projects (socks get worked on so intermittently at the moment they’re long term projects, as weird as that sounds).
So I decided to pull out the stockings and start working on them (conveniently forgetting that cross stitch is slowwwwwwww). One has been finished, and the other has been started (excepting the back stitching, which I’ll do at the end because that uses different numbers of threads and I can’t be bothered to deal with that 😀 )
It’s been a bit of a learning curve, dealing with prepunched holes in specific places, and keeping track of whether a stitch can go in particular places or not. I’m not sure that this is my favourite medium to cross stitch (ok, I’m fairly certain it’s not), but once in a while it’s fun to do 🙂
Ok, I guess that playtime is over and I should go back to the big projects 😀