I'm totally thrilled with the jingle bells DH and I made. They're stainless steel and the pic in my last post is them just after they went in the forge. I've added handling a welder's torch to my "things I never thought I'd do" list. It was quite daunting, as I had to pick it up off the rest, light it, carry it round (that was the most daunting part, as I felt like there was a good possibility that I would either set one of us or the basement on fire! lol) as well as heat the steel.
Jill Oxton's Christmas Emu is ready to FFO. The pattern is from Issue 47 (2001) of her magazine "Jill Oxton's Cross Stitch and Beading".
Cathy Coombes Fill With Love from the 2007 Just Cross Stitch Christmas edition is finished. That's the fifth finish. According to my system, that means two new starts...the first for finishing two projects, the second for finishing another three. That works out perfectly, as it's past time to start some spring designs. Some FFOing is in order, too!
Miss Mary Mack has had a bit of love. Working my way down her dress. I've always enjoyed monochromatic stitching and this is no exception.
There's only nine pieces to sew on Grey's quilt. The bottom one had the offending pieces frogged and then it will be on to the sashing! Hoping to get to that sometime this week. Each block is 10 inches square. The sashing will be black and 3 inches wide. The quilting will be in the ditch around each block. If there is enough burnt orange, there will be three borders...black inner and outer borders and a burnt orange inner border. The quilting on those will be in the ditch, too.