I stopped working on my NYS (New Year Sampler) after midnight last night and will now put it away for a little bit to work on some other things.
Here’s what my progress was from my Christmas Eve day start.
I got a few more motifs added yesterday. My plan is to continue to work on this at random around other projects. My goal would be to have it finished by next Christmas Eve. Here’s my added progress from yesterday.
It doesn’t look like it in my photo – but I added a third shade of blue to the mix. The alphabet letters are done in a lighter blue except for the initials that make up my name which are done in a bit darker blue, and the numbers (the 2 above) are done in a bit brighter blue.
So once again I stitched to the wee hours and was able to finish off one of the two Sunday stitches I had as WIPS. O Tidings of Comfort & Joy by Modern Folk Embroidery is done. It is such a wee little stitch.
I stitched it on PTP Mystic, 16 count, one strand floss from my Victorian Motto stash. I wouldn’t like the coverage of one strand on all 16 count fabrics but PTP seems to be more dense – likely due to the dying process and shrinking – so that one strand works for me. There are supposed to be a sprinkling of single stitches (snow) around the house scene but I decided I liked it without – sort of a resting place for the eyes among all the busy-ness. The stitched area measures 3.75″ x 5.75″. I haven’t decided yet how I will finish this. I thought it might fit on one of the little boards I had gotten, and it does but it would go right up to the edges and I prefer to have a little margin of the board showing around it.
I also think I have a 4×6 frame left over from when I was making these Christmas trees. Remember when I was stitching those a couple years ago? (I still have yet to make one of the larger ones for me.) And actually – I know I still have charms leftover that I used as ornaments on those trees. I may have to see if there are any I want to use when finishing some of my x-stitches into small pillows. But that color wood might look good with the floss I used but again it might be just a little too tight a fit for my liking. So for the time being it will go in the finished box to away final decisions on finishing.
My other Sunday Stitch is Up on the Housetop but after stitching on the dark blue fabric last night, I’m feeling like I want a change and Housetop is done on the same dark blue as Tidings of Joy used. But I’m undecided what Sunday Stitch I would like to start next so will work on Housetop while contemplating my options. I’ll do a separate blog post with some of the possibilities I have.
I love the Tidings chart so much that I bought one last night before the no buy 2022 starts. The little trees with the charms are really cute, too! I might have to keep that idea in mind.
Those trees are so cute! Glad you posted them again as I hadn’t seen them. Loving your progress on the other two pieces.