Yes I changed my mind

Well at the end of my prior post I said it was likely I would change my mind about what project I wanted to do for Cross Stitch Camp and I did.  I want to save that chart I posted because the designer has several of them, similar style, similar size and I really want to stitch them all one below the other to make a long patriotic sampler.

But never fear I quickly came up with an alternate plan.  Instead of stitching something for the 4th of July Holiday, the holiday I will now stitch for is Christmas.  I want to get working on the couple of Christmas things I want to make as gifts so doing them as camp projects over the summer will be a good thing. The design I picked is from the same designer as my original patriotic choice and has so many great designs – TheSubRosaDesign on Etsy.  It’s called Winter Bird.


I love the dark gray of the fabric and I think I have some aida in a really similar color.  the only decision I need to make is if I want to make the bird red and change the package color to some other color if I do that.  But I have plenty of time to decide, and get floss pulled and find the fabric.  I also have the camp logo floss cards to put my floss on.

camp flosstags

July’s Camp project will also be a Christmas themed one since the challenge is a project you will finish in a way other than framing.  That will be the second santa and reindeer that I plan to mount on the wooden snowflakes I had gotten.  

As for what I’ve been stitching on most of this week – I pulled out Peahen Bird by Owl Forest Embroidery.

Here’s what it looks like

peahen bird - owlforestembroidery

And here’s where I’m at.  I wanted to work my way over to that big bird in the middle and should finish that off tonight.  I’m using the OFE flosses and they are just so pretty.


4 comments on “Yes I changed my mind

  1. The Peahen Bird is coming out lovely and the needle minder looks like it was made for it. Will be interested in what color you choose for the winter bird- the dark gray will certainly set off a number of colors.

    • Thanks. The needle minder was made for it 🙂 It was part of the kit. I’m actually thinking I may need to make two of the Winter Bird so I could make one as is (or similar shades if I don’t have the exact colors) and then make one with a red bird and maybe a gold or blue package behind it.

      • Oh the needle minder was made for it-too funny 😄 and here I was giving you special credit for the match! Since you do pair things so nicely- like frames, colors etc. make 2?? – absolutely! Wonder if using a metallic thread for the package would show up nicely against your red bird … so many choices! And I am still plugging away on the second Christmas stocking ….
        Enjoy the weekend

        • Metallic thread would likely look good but I hate stitching with it. It frays, never lays nicely in the stitches for me. I had thought about maybe trying it just for the ribbon on the package but will wait and see.

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