Since my last post, I managed to have five small finishes. The first was a Christmas ornament for one of my children. I didn’t do the finishing work and because it is personalized with his name, I did not take a picture.
Then I arbitrarily decided to start the series of ornaments by Shepherd’s Bush from Just Cross Stitch Christmas ornaments magazines from 2000-2007. I am trying them as one big piece, and have not decided whether to add a border.
Today I have a migraine and so I have not stitched much at all. I have been trying trigger point therapy and it is helping, but the headache isn’t fully gone yet. When I have one of these headaches, I make too many mistakes with my stitching, so I know better and put it aside for now.
Would you add a border to this piece? I left enough fabric just in case. I have had to do some fudging to make them all work together and have made a few changes on purpose. I always add Wisper (a Rainbow Gallery thread) to sheep and beards. I do not have the charms with the exception of a sheep that is probably not the called-for one, so I have been making substitutes with floss. I can’t even look at the magazines right now because my DVD player is not working. 😦 But I think it is coming out okay.
The last thing I need is another framed Christmas-only picture, but I like them so much that I have quite a few, and mostly they are Shepherd’s Bush. I finished Angel Sampler and Wintertide Sampler last year and still have Emmanuel’s Song to do. Buttoned Yule is another that I did a long time ago. I *had* Merry and Bright (the old original one from 20 years ago) and Road to Bethlehem, but both were damaged in storage by the weather. 😦 Maybe I will do them again someday as I still have the frame from one of them.
That’s all that is new for now. Have a blessed week!