I’ve decided that during 2011, Sundays will be reserved for Christmas stitching. (even joined the facebook group so I’d be held accountable) I’d love to get some of the holiday charts I’ve been collecting stitched up, and have a few more decorations to hang next Christmas. We have about a dozen xs ornaments to hang on the tree, but we only have ONE framed thing. And I didn’t even stitch it… it was a retired shop model that I won for a doorprize several years ago! (it’s one of those buttoned & stitched Mill Hill kits, if you’re wondering)
I have a friend who stitched only Halloween designs throughout 2010, and I’m tempted to follow her example and stitch only Christmas for a year. But would I get tired of it? And I’d have to exclude work-related stitching, of course. Hmmm.
I changed the fabric color on the Trilogy piece to a sparkly blue from Picture This Plus. (note to linen snobs: don’t scoff unless you’ve actually stitched on PT+ Aida! It’s divine.) I went through about 5 shades of tan fabric for this design, but they were just all so… tan. Christmas is a magical, wondrous, joyous time! It’s not a mushroom time! For ornaments I think neutrals are just fine, maybe even preferred, but I want the stuff on my walls to pop. If I’m gonna bother decorating, I want it to be obvious.