Sunday, December 9, 2012

Ornie Work

Been a very busy week with little stitching going on.   'Tis the season for holiday parties and holiday dinners, just why must we string 6 events together in one week?   It does not bode well for those of us forever dieting.....but that is another post.

I finished the stitching on my ornament for our exchange at work.   I dug through my collection of patterns and found this in a Cross Stitch and Needlework Leaflet from 1996.  It was funny to work on Aida again......note of sarcasm.    I feel a bit guilty that my only cost was $0.39 on a skein of DMC Blanc.  I came in a bit under the $15 limit.  And how does one manage to have a stash of bobbins and bobbins of floss and no white?

I added the fringe to the scarf and I am happy with it.    

He has no arms yet because the finishing calls for using real twigs.    I snipped mine from my grapevine wreath in my dining room and will need to trim them down to size.  "Frosty" will show up better on the PTP Relic Aida once I do the outline stitching to be done while finishing.  

I am ready to do the finishing but can't decide on which fabric to use.  I've narrowed it down to these two and I am leaning towards the red/green plaid.  The finishing instructions are super simple with no machine stitching and I am looking forward to finishing it this week....maybe even tonight!  It could be my reward for finishing up all the house decorations today!


Catherine said...

So cute!! I like the plaid fabric ~ looking forward to the finish~finish!!

cucki said...

aww cute snowman..
love for you x

EvalinaMaria said...

Beautiful decorations! I'm surprised that you found a time to stitch in that busy week.