I'll start with my latest finish. One of my WIPocalypse goals was to stitch more ornaments this year so I'm pleased that in the past month I've finished the stitching on not one but two. The latest addition is Prairie Schooler Winter ornament found in the JCS 2006 Christmas ornament issue.
This one took me longer than expected to complete. I always underestimate how long solid stitching like this takes. I'm quite happy with this one and hope to finish it off on some red felt.
With the arrival of my floss substitute for Paradis Perdu last week, I got busy trying the new shade out and seeing if it worked. It's the pale pink colour in this photo. I think it's a much better shade than the green-yellow called for on the chart. It resembles the colour in the picture much better now and I like the looks of it better in the stitching.
I grew tired of this one fairly quickly although I can't say why. In any case, out came BBD Eveline Cunningham. I've decided that this one will be in memory of my father who was born in December like Eveline. I still have to chart his name but when I went to print out some online graph paper I discovered that our printer is getting low on ink so the charting will have to wait a bit.
I also ran into some floss issues with this one. I didn't like the GAST Avocado suggested for the leaves and instead replaced it with CC Dandelion Stem. I'd pretty well finished stitching most of the leaves when I decided I wasn't happy with things so consequently the frogs were my companions for a bit. When I took this one off of the Q snap for a pic I noticed I still have a few leaves to restitch yet. You can see the old colour on the leaves at the bottom of the pic.
Before the change of floss, seen on the bottom.
So what do you think? Did I make the right choice?
These pics look a little washed out and don't show the colour of the fabric all that well. I'm blaming it on the lousy lighting these days. The sun was out early this morning but has disppeared behind the clouds once more. It seems we are expecting more snow with the possibility of freezing rain again tomorrow. I just received an email that once again our Tuesday group will be cancelling in light of the latest forecast. The weather certainly hasn't been on our side lately!
I'll also be missing my Wednesday afternoon stitch due to another dental appointment. With the possibility of being cooped up again for a few days, I've accepted the invitation of a friend to accompany her to a movie tonight. I think we're going to see Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. I see it's been nominated for an Oscar for best picture so it should be a good one!