I would like to start this post with a sincere thank you to everyone who commented or emailed me to offer the missing floss for the lovely chart gifted by Thoeria. I thanked you all individually (I hope) but I just wanted to do it publicly too as I was overwhelmed by the generosity of so many. Stitchers are really the best people!
I still haven't started Mini Christmas Mailbox (and here it is in all its gorgeousness just in case you missed it the first time!)
It is now singing Christmas carols to me from the bag I've kitted it up in. Only the quiet ones so far but I'm sure O Come All Ye Faithful can't be far away!
Mega Mini Month Madness is well underway for November. There are fifteen of us stitching along and you can find a list of blogs at the end of my post here. Nearly all of the stitchers have posted one update and some are on their second. Go and check out their blogs for some mini goodness!
I have of course been stitching on minis too and have a little finish to share with you...
This is a Helz Cuppleditch design which was a cover kit with World of Cross Stitching Magazine. The backstitch is really effective but a nightmare to stitch on 14 count aida with split stitches everywhere! But I think it's turned out OK.
Speaking of nightmares, remember my red dragon bookmark?
Here it is in all its fiendish glory. This is most definitely the hardest piece I have ever stitched. Almost every stitch was blended and I've never stitched a piece with so many different fractionals. I had to stop with the backstitch as it was making my eyes squiffy even with my LED lamp. I will be so glad when it's finished, but this could be a while as I'm waiting for some strong sunshine to stitch in!
I put it aside for a while to work on this...
The second in the new CCN Christmas Ornaments range. As always from CCN this is a pleasure to stitch.
That's all from me for this week but I'll be back with more mini updates soon.