I am so excited! After way too long my Father Christmas is finally finished!! So without further ado here he is 😍
Heaven and Earth Designs Mini Jolly Old Fellow
Artwork by Dona Gelsinger
25 count Magic Guide fabric
Started 21st June 2013
Finished 6th December 2017
Yes he took me 4 years but he did get put away for quite a while. I am so pleased with how he turned out. In my opinion Dona Gelsinger does THE best Father Christmas! I have a frame for him so will be getting that done soon.
Next year my surrogate sis Lisa and I have some plans afoot to stitch so many stitches a week on our BAP WIPs so for me that is HAED Guardian B&W and Tilton Crafts Always ( Alan Rickman tribute ). I will alternate as and when I feel like it. I have HAED SK A Dragon History to finish but that will get stitched on a Tuesday evening I think in place of JOF but probably not until after Christmas. Then ( yep there's more) we have also decided to do a stocking SAL starting 25th January and stitch on them on the 25th of each month or more if we want to. As it is my birthday tomorrow Lisa suggested I buy into the HAED Birthday Club then the stocking chart would only cost the $10 for the price of the club. So that is what I have done and I shall email Michele at HAED tomorrow.
Barb and I will be carrying on SALing next year too so I am looking forward to that as well.
I just have a couple of things I have finally made up to display. I have WIPs to show but I'll leave that for another day.
This one is the one Chris and I stitched for our December SAL back in 2014. Jess had this tray she had saved that had toiletries in and was throwing it away earlier on in the year so I kept it. I've roughly painted it and mounted Silent Night into it and trimmed it with white pom pom trim.
This one is Shepherd's Bush Red Snowman which I stitched last year.
I have finally found a 5" tart tin so that I can finish off Plum Street Samplers Merry Ewe. I am going to have to paint it though as it's silver coloured rather than black or dark grey so I got some paint yesterday and DH has found some metal primer in the shed. I need to rough the surface up a bit then I can get on with it. It's too cold and was rainy and sleeting to go outside to spray the primer on so that will wait until another day!
That is all my news for now. I'll be back another day with my WIPs and maybe some photos from my birthday. I have had a few packages arrive in the post from my stitching friends :)
Until next time.
With much love.