I finished GD#2's Christmas stocking!
Here is what it looked like before-
Here is what it looks like now-
Shepherd's Bush Sadie stocking on called for 18 ct natural linen and stitched using called for threads in perle cotton.
In case you have forgotten, this is GD#1's Christmas stocking (Shepherd's Bush Mary stocking). I added the embellishments and took a new photo. They are both off to the finisher!
Here is Finish #2 WAY before-
Here it is before-
And here it is now!
Crabapple Hill Sunflower Stitchery Folder-
now I just need to finish-finish it.
And last, Finish #3 before-
Here it is now-
Blackbird Designs Land of the Free
From Cross-Stitch & Needlework magazine July 2011
It called for all Belle Soie silks. I pulled threads from my stash. It is also on the way to the finisher. And the linen is an overdyed pale yellow scrap in my stash.
In honor of my 400th blog post, I am giving away the magazine that this design is in. It is not in my post title as this is for my faithful followers who read this blog. :) I will also be including a little surprise.
Please leave a comment on this post and I will draw the winner in one week on Sept 10, 2014.
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I am feeling the pressure to start 4 new items :) A Christmas biscornu exchange, a Christmas series piece, Elizabeth doll pincushion and the sampler guild band sampler round robin. More news to come!