To my US readers, I hope that you all had a good Thanksgiving with lots of good food and good company. And for everyone, happy first part of December!
I must admit, December is one of my favorite months, and Christmas is probably one of my favorite holidays. I just love the ambiance of love that (usually) surrounds this holiday. Around here I'm falling behind on production schedule of Christmas gifts though, so things are about to get crazy! But here's what's been happening on the stitching front.
Before Thanksgiving I managed up a finish on my band for the Antique Band Sampler project in my latest sampler Round Robin.
Sorry for the black smudges, but I bled out my last name and city for security purposes, for what it's worth on the internet anyway. I didn't really enjoy working on this one much, sampler bands just aren't my thing I guess. But I am excited to see what project comes next.
The day after Thanksgiving my cousin and I sat down and had a huge marathon of all 6 Star Wars movies back to back. It took 14 hours, but was a good excuse to get a good chunk of stitching done. The cross stitching and backstitch is all done on Holiday Stamp:
And as you can see, I'm starting to bead too. I like that this kit came with all petite seed beads. Not sure why, but those are my favorite. Soon it will be ready to go to my exchange partner.
Speaking of Friday again, since one of my gift recipients who is normally home had to work on Friday, I pulled out Love Potion, which will be for her, while she was at work. I got a good part of the stitching on this one done, and now it looks like this:
I also pulled out Stars and Stripes just to change things up a bit. This one is the smallest, so it had the least amount of stitching to be done. I hadn't worked on this one since last year's January challenge, but now it's done and ready for beads.
I didn't have Holiday Stamp with me to finish during my last stitching session, so I pulled out what will be the next kit to work on. This one is called Cookies for Santa:
Not much to see yet, just a green blob. I love the design of this one, but it will probably go slower than the others because it has a LOT of color changes and detail stitching. But at least it seems to have more minimal beading than some of the other designs, so that will help.
So other than these WIPs that leaves 1 more kit to start and finish before Christmas, 2 more I would like to start and finish (but it's okay if I don't), and 11 fleece lap blankets to fringe and tie in the next two weeks. Plus a secret project that's a present for another family member that needs to be finished and ordered ASAP. Whew! I'm going to be BUSY!!!!