I did manage to do a little stitching before Christmas, I managed to make 4 small ornaments, but they never actually got finished finished. They are still missing their hangers... normally I put them on while stitching them together, but I thought I would try something different this year and so far haven't gotten around to actually doing it.
But here they are! I used the patterns from Bent Creek's Winter Arches
I decided to stitch last night, but none of my WIPs called my name, so what is a girl to do, but start a new project! I started Goode Huswife's A Pennsylvania German Alphabet. I originally saw it and fell in love with it on Karen V's blog last year, and so I went off in search of it, only to find it was OOP! (Actually I fell in love with a few samplers on Karen's blog and even manged to acquire a few! Now to just stitch them!)
However, I was very lucky in that I was doing some stash shopping straight from the designer herself before she closed up shop and moved to Belgium, and asked if it was possilbe to still get that pattern? I was in luck! She still had a couple and added one to my order! So that is what I finally decided to pull out and start working on.
I'm loving every stitch so far. I've only worked on the border, and as I said I only started it yesterday, so I think I've done pretty good on my progress.
I'm using the reccommended DMC colours on 28ct ivory jobelan.
And to end this post, I thought I would share a little Christmas with you.. This is our tree this year.