I made a little progress on not just one, but two cross-stitch wips this week!
After being neglected for the past month and a half or so, I pulled out my “12 Days of Christmas” project and worked on it a bit. I finished the border–for the first three squares, at least! I dread stitching all of those red boxes, so I am only doing a few at a time as I go. Then I started on Day 2, and you can see the heads of the two turtle doves appearing.
I took several photos, but I had to include this one with Chi’s fuzzy little paws photobombing the shot. One of the cross-stitch Facebook groups I’m in had a thread about cats getting into our stitching. Chi definitely loves to try and grab my threads as I stitch. I haven’t posted a lot of photos of Chi here, but I sometimes post pics of her on my Instagram.
Then I made some progress on “All Shall be Well.” We have two complete words now!
The smaller letters will have backstitching around them, but I haven’t done that yet. So, they look rather impressionistic right now, but I think they’ll look really sharp when they’re done.
You can also see some of the color variation in the smaller letters because I swapped out the DMC thread I recommended in the pattern, and I am using #1170 Dark Chocolate by The Gentle Art instead. Although I love the way it is turning out, I fear I did not buy nearly enough of the #1170, so I’m a little concerned about dyelots and color matching if I need to purchase more. Fingers crossed!
You can get the “12 Days of Christmas” pattern from Satsuma Street on Etsy.
And, you can find the “All Shall Be Well” pattern in my shop on Etsy at Rabbit Girl Crafts.