I have finished the sails! I'm really pleased as my deadline for the sails was the end of November. So now I have a new target, to complete the whole piece by the end of November. I just have to stitch the boat and the waves around it, and then do the longstitch for all the rigging and whatnot. Since I started highlighting my chart as I went along, I've really enjoyed stitching this. The linen and threads are both really nice to work with.
Some good progress made on my Bothy Threads Cut Thru North Pole House this week, even though I only stitched on Monday evening...
You can see Santa in bed now! These are such fun to stitch. Jan is about to complete a cross stitch toilet on hers here and also Linda has been cross stitching horsey poop here. Jan and I are planning to stitch Cut Thru Pirate Ship together next year which I am really excited about.
I'm also very excited now about the Harrogate Knitting and Stitching Show which I am going to on Thursday! It's only a couple of hours away by train on a lovely journey across the South Pennine Hills and the Peak District. I am busy cataloguing my threads and writing a shopping list of fabric that I absolutely need! No doubt there will be some wants as well as needs being purchased.
I received two lovely kits in the post from Nancy at Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe this week. Nancy very generously included all the bells and her own hand-dyed floss to complete both the hangers, plus a smaller free chart that was included with the Jingle piece. Thank you Nancy. So you see, I need to buy some new fabric that is just right for these two pieces.
Hope you are all making good progress with your Christmas stitching!
Until next time