First up is Christmas Rose by Nancy Pederson in the November 2011 issue of The Gift of Stitching magazine. I used HDF fibers on a piece of opalescent Belfast linen. Claudia made a pillow out of a golden raw silk fabric - just beautiful!
The next piece is French Square by Scissor Tail Designs. I used HDF fibers on a piece of mystery linen. I have since purchased many more designs from this designer - I love the elegance and simplicity of the designs.
Next up is the Mistletoe Ornament from this year's JCS ornament issue. I used the recommended fibers and linen. I'm too lazy to go downstairs and get the magazine to get the name of the piece or the designer.
This next design also came from this years JCS Ornament issue called His Gift from My Big Toe Designs - I used HDF fibers in my own conversion on a piece of mystery linen.
Next up is a shaped ornament that is just charming. This is a freebie, Noel 2012 couleurs from Broderies Passion . I used HDF fibers and mystery linen.
And finally, this little tree that I stitched long ago - I've forgotten the designer, but it is one of my favorites with the green, red and gold ribbons. I know that I say everything is my favorite, but who could pick an absolute favorite?
And lastly, here is Part 2 of A Year in Cross Stitch:
I have been stitching on other stuff, but I can't stick with one project long enough to make noticeable progress. So, with that, I will close. Hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving!
- Margaret C