Gentle friends, I kitted up and was just chomping at the bit to get a move on this project. It's been building in my work basket ever since it first reared it's darling head monthly....... I was ready to make a start a few times, but I put it off and put it off until I found a SAL called " Gifted Gorgeousness 2015" click HERE to go there. I had collected most of the charts with GC's. I knew it was time to get it together and make a start. We post on the 15th of each month with progress, but I wanted to post a bit early as I usually show stitching on Mondays.......
so here's my little start on a new piece......
.... it's "Santa's Village" by Country Cottage Needlework's. I'm stitching it as a single large sampler on a piece of 36ct "Natural" linen. I am using mostly the suggested floss, but will be switching out some of the DMC for over dyed's to make it a bit more interesting to the eye and to stitch. I'm also going to leave off some of the candy cane stripping between the rows and encircle the entire "Village" with the red and white candy cane. At this point I made the decision to not put any of the buttons on, but I may add some beads and other bits and pieces........ I'll make those calls as I stitch along. Other than that not too much was going on at my house but some lazy dayz..... and a Downton Abby marathon yesterday leading up to the premier of Season 5 last night!!!
That's about it for today sports fans. Thanks for stopping by, do stop again!!