Time for a WIP Wednesday update on my current needlework projects.
This past week I made some progress on the “12 Days of Christmas” cross-stitch pattern by Satsuma Street. Instead of stitching them as separate ornaments, I am stitching all twelve as one sampler.
I did not post an update last week because I had made so little progress, but I made some time to stitch the past few days and now I am nearly finished with the two turtle doves.
After stitching the heads of the birds, I stitched their bodies because they were nice big blocks of a single color.
Next, I started stitching the wings of the doves:
I’ve got to say that the colors in this pattern are pretty far outside my comfort zone. I would never have thought to combine some of these colors together. It works, I think, but Satsuma Street uses a color palette that can take some getting used to.
But, then I finished the wings and continued by stitching the tails of the doves since they used the same colors. Finally, I started stitching the green stems of the plant stems in the scene.
I am close to a mini-finish! Once I complete the two turtle doves, I plan to dive right into the three French hens in the next box.
Thanks for reading! Happy Stitching!