I finished the January block last weekend and I'm in love with these little deer!
Want to hear a secret? :) Because I had never stitched on linen before, I got just a weeeeeeee bit confused. See how in the picture above, the February frame is as long as the white bar that I use to keep the cloth in place? Welll, take a look at this picture from my first attempt at stitching the February couple-
See the HUGE difference? IE, my first February frame is practically microscopic? Turns out, I was putting FOUR stitches where there was only supposed to be ONE. OY. I was having such a hard time seeing where to stitch and couldn't figure out why... until I realized my nerdy mistake. Dud. :)
Anywho! I started stitching February on the sampler last night and am far from finished but I can't wait to see it come together! Here's the cover of the February pattern:
Can you stand the cuteness? :)
I've never cross stitched anything for myself so I'm super excited to leisurely stitch this throughout the year and then frame it in December for a wall in our home. :)
Speaking of cross stitching for other folks, I was on a roll last year! Heather's dad looooooves The Big Bang Theory so I stitched this little diddy up for him for Christmas and framed it.
Wee Little Stitches- the new pattern includes both Bernadette and Amy Farrah Fowler! :)
I also stitched up this little diddy as one of Kimbo's Christmas gifts this year (another one from Wee Little Stitches-
And finally, I stitched up and framed a little wedding gift for one of Heather's former co-workers-
Have I mentioned yet that I love cross stitch patterns from Wee Little Stitches? :) Not only did I buy the patterns for The Big Bang Theory and The Golden Girls above but I worked with them to design a custom piece for Emily and Brian's wedding! I sent them specifics about the happy couple's height and coloring along with some pictures that Emily graciously sent me from her dress fitting and I got a great customized pattern to work from. Here's the real life couple at their wedding-
There you have it- the cross stitching that has been keeping me busy lately! Are you doing any handiwork this season?