There is a few nights stitching progress in this ornament - I didn't get all this done in one night...
It's all done except for the gold metallic thread and the back-stitching. There are lots of colour changes so I think each of the remaining ones will take a few more nights than the first one...
The other big news for the weekend is - I have finally completely finished the 2 most recent Christmas stockings I stitched. I had a craft day with my friend Judith and she helped me get them stitched up and looking amazing. I am so happy with them, and I know the recipients will be too!
The Snow Bears stocking has a pale blue with white polka dots which matches the snow flakes on the front perfectly.
And the Santa's Journey stocking has a dark green with gold glitter pattern which really sparkles.
We did them differently to the instructions from the kit but I think this way is much better to finish them off and means they can be used without fear of ripping out any stitches or getting anything caught in the back of the stitching. I will have to organise a nice bag or something to put them in when I present them to the parents.
A big THANK YOU to Judith for her help in getting them made up so beautifully. We made a rough pattern and I wrote out some instructions for future stockings that I am sure I will be stitching as it took a little while to remember what we had done on previous stockings.
I also took the 4 designs from the Design Works series of nice sayings to the framers on Friday afternoon. I hope to have them back in a couple of weeks for display in my theological library. I think the sayings are appropriate encouragement to the students.