Here are some Christmas finishes I managed this week. Firstly having said that I wouldn't fork out for the Just Nan robin charm for the WhimZi feather tree, I did and the WhimZi frame to go with it! The instructions say that it doesn't matter whether you stitch on 32ct or 28ct linen both will fit the Whimzi frame. Not true. I started to stitch the design again on 28ct natural linen, found out it wouldn't fit properly so switched to 32ct lambswool. I went back and finished the 28ct version and made it in to a decoration as before. I have now stitched this design three times!
Here is a picture of my other finish Noella's Christmas berry, also by Just Nan.
This is what the stitching looked like before finishing.
To finish, here are two more Christmas finishes from the past
Both designs are by Margaret Sherry. The first appeared in World of Cross Stitching Issue 105 and the second is from Heritage Stitchcraft. The Twelve Days of Christmas Sampler by Joan Elliott here was from World of Cross Stitching Issue 118.
Here is the proof that last weekend I did, indeed, get to Lapland!
M is for Mary's Merry Merengue
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