I have a few finishes though, so thought I'd pop in with a few photos and to say hello. :-)
Victoria Sampler's Christmas Village that I finally finished this week.
(Dumbarton Castle in the background!)
I used the recommended Smokey Pearl Belfast Linen with all the recommended threads. I did make a few wee changes:
* I used smyrna cross stitch for the snow drops rather than regular cross stitch.
* I used two strands of silk floss for the snowflakes rather than the recommended one.
* For the lettering, I used Crescent Colours Belle Soir Noir (that I had in my stash) rather than the AVAS #3834, as I thought it was too close to the fabric colour.
* I left out some beads here and there, and stitched the beads directly onto the fabric rather than over the cross stitch (as recommended in the chart).
I think that was it!
I thought it would be a nice companion piece to Jingle Bell Xmas Tree Farm that I stitched back in December 2008. This was supposed to be my December/Christmas project, but it ended up extending into my "half of January" project too. I hadn't anticipated how long it was going to take!
And finally, my "autumn" project was Rubie Owl's Sampler by Plum Street Samplers.
Happy New Year! Wishing you all a happy and healthy 2010. ♥