The past few weeks have been almost all Christmas gifts. They are finished and (mostly) delivered now, so I can focus on other things!
Great Is Thy Faithfulness is finished!
I’ve started on Doro Theos:
The plan when I started this was to stitch Doro Theos twice – once in each of the variegated threads I got to use in Great Is Thy Faithfulness. These colors go nicely with the color scheme in my bedroom, and I want to hang them in the chair-corner where I do my Bible reading and blogging. However. The chocolate variegated thread is very subtle. And the blue-tan thread blends too well into the fabric (you can see what I mean in the “finish” pic of Great Is Thy Faithfulness). So I think I’ve decided to do mixed color schemes instead of mono. I’m also thinking about stitching each motif and framing separately (maybe in hoops not frames), so there would be 6 circles around Great Is Thy Faithfulness – here’s a pic of the intended design as charted:
What would you do? 6 separate motifs, or 2 vertical sets? I need help deciding before I finish this motif – I need to know where to start the next one!
Finally, a peek at the hibernating sweater. The designer calls it “$5 In Paris”, but I call it Parisian Berries & Cream. I really like these colors, and I’m glad I did the charcoal stripe in between the main colors:
This seemed like a very short holiday season to me, anyone else? It seemed like I only really had 2 weekends to get everything done, and that meant everything! I’m glad to be done with all the busy-ness, although there was a lot of enjoyment in the busyness. For one thing, K played Mary in the church Christmas program (I think she did an amazing job). And I had a great time hanging out with my coworkers at our annual holiday party.
Maybe the shortness of time was because I didn’t do as many handmade gifts? Since I didn’t start working on secret projects in September, I experienced the season more like “normal” people who buy things pre-made in stores?
Have a great week everyone!