Having last worked on 23rd December tomorrow is the day I return to work. I am absolutely dreading it. When I have a few days off I realise how much I dislike my job and how unhappy it makes me. Maybe one of my resolutions this year should be do so something about that 😉
I’ve certainly made the most of my final day off to get lots of stitching done. Here’s my progress so far on Carol Singers Sampler.
The chart is split into 22 rows, some involving just one row of speciality stitches, others involving quite a lot of cross stitch/speciality stitches. Row 1 is Santa/reindeers and the houses. I still have to attach the beads to the tree in the middle, but I think I will leave the beading until last. I’ve started row 2, which is the white stitching underneath, but had to stop as my eyes were getting slightly blurry lol.
One other photo I’ve got for you is my Totally Useless SAL final photo of the year. I must admit I was a little slack in posting updates throughout last year but I will try and do better this year.
As you can see from the background I’ve been sorting out my DMC over the last week or so, I used to have a complete set, plus a lot of extras, but I’ve borrowed colours here and there and not put them back so I decided to put them all in order, and replace any missing colours. I found a great seller on Ebay who sells them far cheaper than anywhere else I have found, and they sell in batches of 10, 20, 50 etc. I ended up getting 50 skeins, the missing colours I needed, plus a few extra black, white, 3865 (which seems to be a very popular colour). I still have a few skeins to wind on to bobbins to complete my set but it’s good to know that if I fancy stitching something small I’ve got everything I need to start. I store my DMC in a tool box from B&Q and it holds a complete set with room to spare!