This was one of my first cross stitch pieces I stitched when I picked up cross stitch again, thanks to my ever enabler friend Judy – and I do mean thank you because I have enjoyed immensely everything I have stitched (well perhaps there have been moments of not so much enjoyment with the First Thanksgiving chart but I shall persevere) when Judy led me down that rabbit hole.
As I went to find a piece to work on framing today, since this one has been waiting the longest, I decided it was time to finish it up. (It really is centered in the frame – I counted out those threads on either side but I had the camera at an angle.) I don’t know why it took me so long to frame because it took no time at all.
As I was framing it I remembered this fabric well – and it was so stiff it might have actually driven me back away from cross stitching but I knew there were other, softer fabrics out there (even if they were a challenge to find at the time). I just need to get a hanger put in the back — actually, none of the many things I’ve stitched to date are actually hanging on the walls yet and pretty much all need hangers added. I plan to fix that in the new year. I was planning to replace some furniture and then determine placement after that. One of these days I will actually get a new piece of furniture but I’ve been waiting for 2 years now to do that. I hate furniture shopping, and with the pandemic most definitely didn’t want to be wandering into a store. I’ve decided what’s a few little holes in the wall – I can always move them if I need to at some future point, it’s time I started enjoying them. There are some displayed on book shelves and ledges but those are mostly smaller, seasonal pieces.
Now to decide what I want to stitch on next – Up on the Housetop or something else. I’ve got dinner in the oven and it’s smelling fantastic. I didn’t have what I had planned for my Christmas dinner yesterday – I didn’t take it out of the freezer soon enough and got sidetracked with other things so today I will be having the pork roast with roasted potatoes, onions and carrots, some cranberry sauce, and may be some fresh green beans. It’s starting to smell good already.
It smells delicious. We had leftovers today. I love that design. What’s the info on it please? I might have to find a rabbit hole down here. Oh wait….I’m already in one. 🙂
And it tasted delicious too! Snow Sampler by Country Cottage Needleworks.
I use 3M hangars for most of my hanging stuff – they work very well and can be moved/replaced easily with no holes to patch.
I want to be sure my lovely frames, and some of them are heavier than others, don’t come crashing down off the wall due to the texture on the walls so I will use nails.
Love it in that frame! Already went down that rabbit hole!
I’m sure your dinner was very yummy! Your Snow Sampler is beautiful! I really like the white stitching! Enjoy your day! 🧵🪡☃️
That is really cute!! I am currently using a really stiff fabric on one of my stitches and it’s driving me crazy but by the time I’m done I figure it will soften up. It was something I bought when I went down the rabbit hole too. Because of you, I know some great places to buy 18ct!