WIP Weds: A Finish and a New Start

I’ve probably said this before, but one of the nice things about working on small cross-stitch projects is having that quick finish.

But, sometimes you think you’re done, and then you realize you missed a few things…

I took the photo below when I thought I had finished the little church ornament. It wasn’t until I really looked at the photo that I realized, “Hmmm, one of these things is not like the other!”

small church cross-stitch ornament almost finished

I had missed some of the backstitching around the church roof, door, and windows. Luckily, I caught my error before I posted the photo to Instagram or anyplace else.

I immediately grabbed my needle and threads and went back to work on the ornament to close the gaps in the backstitching.

And, here it is finished:

crossstitch church ornament finished

Yay. Obviously, I still need to turn it into an ornament, but the stitching is completed. It’s a cute little ornament, and it was fun to stitch.

After finishing the ornament I decided to start the Lizzie Kate snippet pattern, “Grateful Thankful Blessed” that I posted a couple weeks ago.

Here is the start:

Lizzie Kate Grateful Thankful Blessed Crossstitch Pattern Start

I went stash diving for the fabric. I really wish I knew where this fabric is from because I love it! It is a 32-count fabric, and it is linen, but I don’t think it’s 100% linen. It feels like a blend. The fabric came as part of a fabric grab bag that I bought online from 123stitch. I love the fabric grab bags because I can build a nice little fabric stash without breaking the bank. The downside is, though, that you don’t know exactly what you’re getting, so when you find a fabric you love, it’s difficult to buy again.

The photo above does not represent the color well. This is where I am at now, and this photo shows the color of the fabric better:

Lizzie Kate Grateful Thankful Blessed Progress

I am using DMC threads for the pattern rather than the recommended Weeks Dye Works because DMC is what I have on hand. But, I like how it is turning out.

This entry was posted in Cross-Stitch and Needlework and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

3 Responses to WIP Weds: A Finish and a New Start

  1. Debbierose says:

    The ornament is delightful. Your stitching is very even

  2. Emma says:

    Love your new project, the pattern is so cute :)

Comments are closed.