I joined in an event in a Facebook group I am part of about stitching a Christmas ornament which began on 1st July. I've decided to stitch the Santa's Village series from Country Cottage Needleworks as individual ornaments. I am planning to hang them like bunting over the festive season.
I don't have a before photo to show you as I started stitching this on 1st July and finished it today 6th July. The first one I have stitched is called Candy Cane Cottage. I used all the recommended threads but I changed the snowflakes from being stitched in DMC white to Kreinik 032 as I wanted them to have a little sparkle.
I used the recommended Poblano Pepper from Crescent Colours and was slightly disappointed with the outcome. It's not as variegated as it is in the picture and I think I could have got the same effect with the DMC alternative. I suppose that's the chance you take with overdyed threads.
So here are my progress pictures:-
I've got one more day of my self-imposed stitching holiday before I get back to stitching on the models I have committed to and I think it may be a new start.
Keep stitching and smiling