I want to wish all of you a very happy and healthy New Year. I hope you get a lot of stitching done this year and have fun working on all your projects.
I finally finished the Elephant to the Nativity Home Study. Amy really did a magnificent job on this stitch guide. The techniques and threads used really brought him to life. He took me a good two months to stitch and was worth all my hard work. I look at him and still cannot believe the talent that went into choosing the right stitches and threads to make him into such a masterpiece. Now I am working on the Donkey. He is much smaller than the Elephant and has no embellishments - so he should not take that long to stitch.
As you can see from the second picture, my Angel of the Lord arrived. I really was not expecting her back before Christmas since she went in after the deadline but Amy's angels got her to me the Tuesday before Christmas. What a wonderful and unexpected surprise she was.
If you read Amy's January Newsletter, you saw that there is going to be a Needlepoint Study Hall Blog for the Halloweenies. How exciting! The Halloweenies begin in February and I cannot wait. The Nativity should be just about completed for when the Halloweenies begin. This is going to be such fun having a blog to follow along with out stitching. Now we will be able to watch the progress on each of the Halloweenies along with helpful hints and tips. Check it out at www.needlepointstudyhall.blogspot.com. Robin did an outstanding job on setting up the site. Wonder if she would give the Stitching Sisters some ideas.
Have a wonderful New Year with all your new stitching projects.