One more quick post before bedtime to show you what I finished stitching this evening:
The is one of the Ornament of the Month’s from Little House Needleworks and it’s called “Joy to the World”…obviously :^) I stitched it on the suggested linen, 30ct Straw by WDW. It has a nice soft hand to it, but you have to take extra care when stitching in hand, as I did, to not pull your stitches too snug or it leaves gaps in the corners of the stitches. Next time I use WDW linen, I’ll stretch it on Q-snaps or a scroll frame to see if it helps prevent the holes. One option for this pattern was to substitute the stitched star with a JABC button, but that would have been too bulky for my taste on this particular project. I did change one minor thing though…I added beads. The packet didn’t come with them like previous months so I dug around my stash and found some that would work (Mill Hill # 03021). So now this ornament will tie into the other ornament I did in this series (see here). I’ll finish a few more in this series before I decide how they will be finished.
Well, that’s it for today. I hope everyone had as good of a weekend as I did.