We had a wonderful Christmas Day with our small family. We are now down to just five of us - the DH, the DD, my sister and my father. Although we are few in number, we still enjoyed the day as a family.
Since the house renovation is continuing (we have entered our third year of construction), I still can't decorate as extensively as I'd like. But the DH and DD did a fabulous job with the artifical tree and the DD went crazy with entwining ribbon over everything!
|Christmas Tree - 2012|
The Big Reveal
I have been working on Achoo by Dimensions for my sister for her Christmas gift. I am happy to say that she loved it.
The kit came with 14-ct white Aida. I don't particularly like working on Aida if I can help it, and I really didn't care for the white. I thought it was too stark. I kept looking for the perfect linen for this kit. I was able to purchase some Picture This Plus 36-ct Edinburgh linen in Fresco while I was at The Stitching Post outside Baltimore. I am very pleased with how it turned out. I think the shades in the fabric really enhance the picture. My framer (The Framed Image) did a great job with the piece and even photographed it beautifully so that I could post it on this blog.
Design by Dimensions
Stitched on 36-ct Fresco Edinburgh Linen
For the coming year, rather than start a new project, I am going to revisit some spectacular canvas projects that were class pieces I have not completed. I haven't decided just yet which one I will be working on first, so stay tuned ... I have the next week off so that I can mull over the canvases that are sitting around.
Until next time, happy stitching!