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Five Christmas Trees Shimmering
18ct mono canvas
DMC floss, Vineyard Silks, Elegance, Krenik, etc.
Crazy January Challenge #13 is finished! This is #5 in a series of 13 Christmas ornaments. And my only needlepoint piece in this challenge. I did make a few changes to this-I substituted several Vineyard Silks for DMC thread-no laying the thread and the sheen is beautiful. I used buttons from my stash for the small front tree instead of sequins. And I basketweaved the background (as a place to rest your eyes) and used white beads instead of french knots.
My finisher reminded me that the cut-off date for Christmas finishing is coming up, so I pulled out this little one and finished it up. #6 is ready to go on the stretcher bars. :) Only 3 more finishes to complete CJC (and one is over 1/2 done)!
40 ct Hand-Dyed Fibers Jackalope fabric
Mystery Hand-Dyed Fiber silk thread
This mystery is going to be so cute! And I am even stitching it on the dreaded 40 ct fabric (with my lighted magnifier, of course). But I wanted to tell you about this mystery thread. I participated in a Christmas exchange last year on the JAT board. This thread came as part of that exchange. It was in a baggie of "odds and ends" from Vikki Clayton's HDF. Maybe they were ends to a production batch??
Anyhow I have no idea what the name of this silk thread is and I am praying that I have enough to finish this design!! There is 25ft of 6 ply thread. Click on the picture to see the gorgeous cranberry, lavender, pink and blue overdye.
L'Atelier Perdu Mystery-Part 1
28 ct Jubilee evenweave-color Platinum
I can't believe this first part is finished! Much sweat was expended to get this far! I did make a slight change to the pattern. There is a solid line of medium brown border outside of the dark brown border, but inside of the medium brown border. I like the border as-is and decided to leave off that last solid border. What do you think? Part 2 is already here and the final installment is on it's way!
Have a great stitchy weekend!