Cross stitch WIP update, peeps!!
As evidenced by a post earlier in the week, I've been feverishly working on putting the final touches on my sis's wedding gift (I SWEAR - i know i've been saying that for what feels like decades, but i swear it's true. i had a sliiiiight issue with the color shading i did for the ribbons, so i had to rip it ALL OUT, and redo it. holy sore fingertips.), but in the moments when I couldn't bear to look at anymore white stitches, I picked up my Quaker Christmas II - Songs of the Season.
I'm completely obsessed with this piece. I love anything and everything Christmas, but this is seriously my favorite Christmas piece that I've ever done.
I honestly can't remember how long it's been since I gave a WIP update on this piece, but I have a feeling there's a ton more stitched than last time. I'm stitching down the left and then across. Kinda tough to tell, since I filled in a lot up in the top portion, but I want to go across as I finish it so I'm not fighting with too much excess fabric by the time I'm almost done. I'm stitching in-hand on 40 count Cider (which sounded like a reeeeally good idea at the time, and it looks a-may-zing as i'm stitching, but it's SO TINY. so tiny.), so there's a lot of fabric to fight with as i go blind making all those tiny x's.
I absolutely love how the song titles are done in green against all that red. And that red is so variegated and different with each stitch - it just looks so.damn.pretty. I also love how the song titles interspersed throughout include some that we don't always hear all that often, such as "Star of Wonder".
And I'm not quite sure why, but I L.O.V.E. this star. Maybe it's the lining on the inside, before heading towards the center....maybe it's how it kinda looks like a poinsettia flower....I don't know. I just love it.
I don't know about you all, but I have spring fever like WHOA. I may have to pick up a spring/summer themed piece after I'm done sis's gift to contrast with this piece. I need to be thinking about the beach! And umbrella drinks!! Come on, summer!!!!!
Happy stitching!! :-)
Much love ~~~~