It feels so good to be finished. The pattern calls for fringe on the upper part of her dress and along the bottom. My pattern does not show where to place the fringe for the top of the dress. I talked it over with my husband (seeing how this was stitched for him) and we have decided to not add the fringe. The next thing to do will be to frame her. We have a frame that we picked out a long time ago. The one thing we need is a sticky board. I'm not sure if anyone in town will have any. We may have to order it. Anyway, I am glad it is finished. I finished adding the final bead on Thursday January 3, 2013.
I have made a decision as to my stitching for this year. I was all ready to set some goals for my stitching. Then I got to thinking about it and decided to heck with it. This year I'm going to stitch on whatever I may be in the mood for. Right now my heart is set on stitching Blue Ribbon Designs-Beauty In Simplicity. Last year for my Birthday my husband ordered the shaker box, pattern, floss and fabric for this project. Saturday evening I sat down and started a little stitching on it. I didn't get any stitching done yesterday.
I am stitching this on 32 count Navy Bean hand dyed linen and using Weeks Dye Works floss colors.
I was involved in a Christmas Ornament Exchange with Kate. She sent me the cutest stitched ornament along with a stocking she stitched as well. I love them both. Kate also sent along a Santa Chocolate. A Santa card kit to stitch up. Kate is really good at writing stories and if you get a chance head over to her blog The Suddenly Kate Show and have a great read.
Here is the Ornament I sent to Kate.
I was a winner during the 25 days of Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe's giveaway. I won a Christmas Gift Bag. Wow oh Wow! This bag was full!
I have purchased one of her gift bags before and I was not disappointed then. These bags are worth the price. Nancy goes above and beyond to make her customers happy!
I got an unexpected surprise in the mail from Bianca(no blog). She sent me Barbara Ana Designs Live, Love, Meow.
This is so cute and I can't wait to stitch it up. Thank you so much Bianca this was very thoughtful of you!
One reason I am not committing my self to a lot of stitching is we have been in the process of looking at a new home. We are looking at more space and some property to go along with it. We may have found the one. There are still things to consider and so on. If you don't see many posts from me then you will know why.
Until the next post I wish you each a wonderful day ahead!
Hugs in stitches, Carolyn