Here's the fifth Vintage Ornament. This one took a little longer to complete; it was a tiring week at work, & I skipped stitching quite a few nights. There were really only two stitches here, a cashmere checker for the background & a chain stitch for the swirls. The swirls, worked up in boucle', look pretty but I didn't love working with all that Boucle'. Another sacrifice for beauty.
I signed up for a club last week, & the first canvas arrived on Monday. The past few months, ever since January's TNNA, a ton of designers, shop owners & stitchers have come over to Facebook now, especially thanks to Jane of Chilly Hollow, who created a Needlepoint group for us to hang out. Last week, Alison Hodgkiss, owner of A Stitch in Time posted up finished products of her latest group, some adorable witches from Kelly Clark with custom stitch guides by Alison. I am not a Halloween fan, and these tempted me (you-know-who was also tempted). However, wandering around the site for Alison's store, I discovered a DIFFERENT club she had started just this past January. This one is a set of 12 Raymond Crawford flower designs (are we seeing a pattern here?) which can be used for a perpetual calendar. Here's the link for this club:
http://www.needlepoint-knitting.com/raymond-crawford-flowers.htm. Since I love needlepoint projects like this, you can see why this grabbed my attention.
So now I am really feeling the pressure of my stash, as I want to get started on this right away. Truly not enough hours in a day.
Have a great weekend!