After a long drought I finally have a couple of pics to post! I spent the weekend doing a bit more stitching than I normally do (lately it's been zero, lol) and I have a little almost-finished ornament, see below
It's the Prairie Schooler ornament from the JCS 2011 Christmas Ornament issue! Just the angel's lips and hands - oops! and I can stitch the white if I feel like it, and the outer stars too. If you have the magazine you'll note the ornament is actually supposed to be a perfect cube, but the Aida I stitched on wasn't perfectly even so it looks more like a diamond. The horizontal squares are narrower than the vertical ones, if that makes sense. I'm happy to have stuck to it over the weekend, though if I sewed through this week it would have been the work of 30 minutes to finish the entire ornament as pictured in the magazine. The thing is, I got sick Tuesday (caught a bad cold, still recovering from it).
In other news, I also worked on the Peaches chart and you can see my progress below. I believe this is what's called a WISP (work in SLOW progress!)
You can see where I've stitched in the wrong direction LOL and I'm in the process of frogging. That bit of green I actually finished already - I was too lazy to get up and check which direction I'd sewn my tent stitches on the companion piece (Plums). When I finally checked, I discovered that I'd sewn them in the opposite direction! I was so disheartened. I continued with the gray shadow in the correct direction. I'm bent on finishing the tent stitches to the right of the chart so I know whether I have enough fabric for it (yes, I know, I did measure it) but I only had this piece of fabric that matched the companion piece - I needed white Aida that I can be assured is even, and so I used this piece which is 12 x 12. I only have 1 inch of border between my stitches and outer space.... LOL
If you only knew what I've been through with this... last week it was missing from my basket and I couldn't find it! It went missing for an entire week. But praise be, it was found on the table beside the tv. Now you know what I do while stitching!
Hope everyone is having a great week!