Hello my friends
How are you all holding up?
Thankfully I'm going well with my list(s!)
'write a Ta~Dah! blog post'
was on my LIST for today
(amongst a billion other less exciting things)
so here I am
I guess that's proof that a 'To do' list actually works!
Do you remember way back in January
I set myself a 'cross stitch challenge'?
you can read all about here if you wish
the pattern is from The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery
I did it!
I actually made it and made it on time too! ..... I am beyond chuffed.
Firstly let me show you
A cosy cottage surround by snow frosted pine trees
I changed the colour of the windows from blue to a golden glow colour
I needed it to look cosy and warm inside
all that snow makes me shiver!
I made a MASSIVE boo boo
Can you see?
what a ninky I am!
When I first stared this, way back up the top, on January
I started stitching too far down the fabric
as I got further on down I was having kittens
worried that I wouldn't fit the last two pictures on
I did have to make them one cross shorter but there they are
I stitched some linen onto the bottom edge
so that I could still put it in my embroidery hoop to keep the tension.
There is also a little bonus square
(so really ~ I've actually completed TWO this month!!!)
So here we go
the BIG Ta~Dah! moment .....
Ooooooh I LOVE it!
If I was forced to choose, I think July is my fave
How about you?
I LOVE it and am pretty proud of myself for keeping up with it
considering all that has been going on this year.
Even though ..... there is a mistake on EVERY SINGLE one!
can you believe it? So annoying.
arrrghhh ..... I did try to make one super perfect but NO.
It was not to be.
I'm thinking that I'll turn it into a quilted wall hanging
What do you think?
any ideas are very welcome. Please :o)
I'm signing off now .....
I have a BIG bottle of Baileys
and some of my mum's amazing mince pies waiting patiently for me
Oh and my knitting ..... mustn't forget that!
Once I get to the BIG day ..... I shall be r-e-l-a-x-i-n-g BIG time!
I hope you all have a wonderful wonderful Christmas~time
filled with everything magical
may all your wishes come true
See you in 2015!
x Jooles x