I thought this might be a cute and fast Christmas stitch. It's "Do Not Open 'Til Christmas" by Lizzie Kate. It's nice as the kit already had the fabric and buttons included. I had all the floss required, so as the picture shows, I've begun to stitch the border.
I bought this chart in Ogden, Utah at "Shepherd's Bush" cross stitch store after admiring the one they had on display. The gals there had modified the color scheme from the original chart, and they provided me with the conversion which I then followed in my own stitching.
I spent a couple of evenings going through my old issues of "Just Cross Stitch" magazine; specifically the annual Christmas ornament issues. In the 2005 issue I fell in love with the Sisters and Best Friends design "On the First Day of Christmas". Their use of color is extraordinary!
I have plans, plans and more plans...thus the mondo fabric purchase which wended its way to my doorstep yesterday. I've spent the past week or so flipping through past issues of the "Just Cross Stitch" ornament issues. To say I was inspired...crazed...in over my head would be an understatment!
There is no way that I will get everything done before Christmas, but even so I can admire all the colors:
Hog Wild Blue, Fitzgerald Red, Sheep's Straw, Stormy Grey, Ice Blue, Cafe Kona, Moss Green, Espresso, Summer Khaki, Iced Cappuccino, Rue Green, Lambswool, 18th Century Brown, and Carol's Buttercrunch.
Look what arrived in the mail today! Sometimes the prettiest things do come in "Brown Paper Packages". This line of fibers is new to me - colors are lush and skeins are generous! I have a "Ewe and Eye and Friends" chart which will use these lovelies!