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Friday, December 11, 2015

Christmas Countdown Progress Update

Most of my time these days is spent frantically trying to finish as many Christmas presents as possible before the looming deadline.  Which of course means that my Mill Hill stitching has been coming along.  So here's a quick look at my most recent updates. 

First off, I finished Holiday Stamp for my partner exchange:

I'll be finish-finishing it hopefully this weekend.  I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out; the petite seed beads are perfect for the scale of it.  I think the regular size Mill HIll beads would dwarf the design too much, but they fit perfectly here.

I also got the stitching all done on Love Potions:

I left the "No. 9" off the green bottle on the right, so I'm hoping it won't stick out because it's the one with the least amount of beading.  This will be hopefully be beaded by the end of the weekend, along with Stars and Stripes which I showed in my last update. 

I've also gotten quite far on Cookies for Santa now:

No longer just a green blob in the middle.  Just a bit more white to go, then backstitching and beading next for this one, again hopefully done by Monday.  Notice a pattern?  Then it's just 3 more kits to start and finish by the end of next week and *phew*, the Christmas stitching will be D. O. N. E., done.

Of course, then there are about 17 other projects I need to finish before the holiday that aren't stitching.  *sigh*

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  1. Slow down! You are making me feel lazy!
    I started a Mill Hill last weekend - didn't get very far with it but I'm looking forward to getting back to it. It's a pine cone with beads. It's interesting stitching on paper for the first time!
    Yours look great and it's nice to see them unbeaded so I know what I'm aiming for.

  2. Wow you've made great progress! Congrats :)

  3. Go! Go! Go! (That was me cheering you on.) Your holiday stamp looks terrific & the others are coming along nicely.

  4. Wow, lots of progress! You're going so fast, I'm sure you can make it :D