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A Quaker Christmas II WIP Update | Cross Stitch

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.

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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.

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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".

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This is the bottom left corner - I lov how the motif to the bottom right of "Joy to the World" has a heart in the center. 

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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.

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But this teeny tiny Christmas tree???!!!!  Obsessed.  I love this little guy.  Love.

:-)

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 ~~~~

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