What's this??!!! It's freakishly cold! I was so sure that Spring was here, warmth-wise, but I see it's still a ways off. Today it has been cold and damp. The kind of cold that gets in your bones. I'm sitting with my rice sock on my chest. It's so comforting!:) My tulips are still very pretty, it's just too cold to go out and enjoy them! Thank goodness for my big window in front of my Lazy-boy! While I'm more than ready to be done with the cold, I have used my time well. I was able to make up the one month I was behind on my Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow. I have to tell you, this is the most fun cross stitch pattern I have ever done. And each finished block is so satisfying! It's a little pricey...between the cost of the chart, the fabric and all the threads, but it is well worth it!
Here are three finished blocks and the fourth one with a little stitching done on it.
I'm sorry that I don't know how to take better pictures. It's really a beautiful block. Now that I've taken pictures of the three finished blocks I, of course, have found a few things not completed. There is a crown that still needs a few rows on this block, also, the top left is missing it's border!
I LOVE this block. I love the peacock in the top right corner. I didn't order the special silk thread to do the snow. It was really pricey. I just used DMC, off white.
I love this block too. It's a lot prettier in person. I see a spot that isn't finished - nine stitches!
It's such fun to be doing all these little Christmas blocks all year. There is also an Autumn at Hawk Run Hollow. We'll see how I feel about doing another year-long project after I finish this! If you're interested, this is done on 40ct Exemplar Linen, one over two using DMC threads.
I hope you're having a great Thursday! Thanks for stopping by!