I have been busy finishing up Christmas preparations. When I sit down to stitch I have been working on an 'almost finish'. This Dimensions Snowy St. Nick was done all except the cording and french knots, which I decided to replace with beads and am quite happy I did because they sparkle nicely(in person). I can picture him done up as a banner for next Christmas. He is about 15 x 18.
|Dimensions Snowy St. Nick|
|Just Nan Floral Fifteen fob|
These next 2 are the results of my trial with Hobby Lobby framing. The original intention was to just order the frame and put them together myself. The young man helping me said they lace so I thought I'd give them a try. When picking up another young man was helping me and said all over coverage stretches better(duh, but most cross stitch isn't all over coverage). Anyway even though they aren't as straight as I'd liked they are probably just as good as I a non-professional framer could have done....can't decide if they will get the whole job in the future.
|Lizzie Kate 6 Fat Men|
|Lizzie Kate Snow Belles|
Since it's Christmas, I thought I would show our stockings.