Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Rather Late

I realize I'm a little late for checking in for last month.  We had our son and his family here for a week and I was just having too much fun to worry about blogging.  But I have made some progress on this one.  Most of the large parts (with the exception of the border) are finished.  I think I could finish it with a few hours of concentrated stitching.  Maybe I can do that this week.  Dave is out of town and I can stitch undisturbed in the evenings.

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

A tad late

I know I am running behind.  I have been out of town and without camera or computer but not without stitching.  So here goes.

First up is the Angel for October.  She also worked as my Angel ornament for the Christmas SAL.  She is doing double duty this month for both SALs.  First is my version of the Angel, second photo is from the leaflet.

   I did leave off the ivy.  I may go back and add it but if I do, it will be green (dark) instead of black.   I am still debating also if I want to do the outlining.  I'm really leaning towards not doing it.   As you can see, the leaflet pieces were trimmed in black.  I'm thinking of gold finishing instead.  Black doesn't sit well with me for Christmas.  I can justify the black robes because perhaps she was a Benedictine nun before becoming a nun an their robes are black.

This is the Santa from September.  I did finish him late - by the end of the first week of October.

And here is the next Santa that I am starting.  A boot so far.   Hopefully he will get done for November's stitching.   Each of these Santas are on 26 count, over one.  I tend to be rather slow on over one stitching but I love the size of them.

Until next month.