I decided to take a break from Elizabeth Easton and stitch some smalls for gifts. At the same time, I finally stitched this freebie for myself which I have wanted to do for over two years. I love this design and wish I could attribute this to someone but I had printed this off ages ago and I don't have the link. So, if anyone can help out as to who made this I will publish this here. (Edited to add link - Thanks to the ever talented KarenV, you can find this freebie and many more wonderful designs here. Look under "Other". Many thanks to the wonderful designer, Isabel Grancedo!)
As you can see, I only did the Reindeer part. I think the top part of the design would make a nice skinny pincushion, don't you? I used the Belle Soie silks left over from stitching Isabella Johnstone. I really love the colours! They are Teddy Bear for the reindeer, Tortoise Shell for the bottom border, Attic Tea for the leaves and Poison Apple for the flowers.
Not sure how I will finish my smalls but I'd better get going if they are going to be Christmas gifts!
I've seen on many blogs the crazy winter weather that's already hitting the northern parts of Europe, and the US. We had a week recently with two snowfalls, which was unusually too for our area. Fortunately the snow is gone now.
I took some pieces in for framing so I will show them on my next post. It's true, isn't it, that we stitchers can measure our days by our stitching? Somehow the break in my stitching has made me a bit muddled as to what I should be doing with my time! I read more, I suppose, but I missed my stitching. Hopefully I will get back into it when the Holidays arrive and get a good long break.
Well, that's it for me. For those enveloped by the snow, keep warm and cozy! Thank you for visiting and your greetings! Have a great week!