Hello, friends! A quick post tonight. I couldn’t take pictures of the bags I’ve made this week, but I made sure to take one of one of my cross stitching WIPs. Santa’s Village is the WIP I work on over the weekends. I love this one so much. I finished Santa’s House and Santa, with the exception of the berries on the wreath and Santa’s eyes. I tried so hard to do french knots, which I’m really good at, but since these were one-strand knots they kept slipping to the back of the fabric. So frustrating. The after re-doing them 5 times the Mister suggested that I use beads. That’s a pretty common substitution in cross stitch. I didn’t want to give up, but decided I was wasting too much time and there are quite a few more french knots called for throughout the pattern. So I ordered some Delica beads. Once I get this piece on some 24″ scroll rods I ordered for it, I’ll put the beads on. Ignore the wavy top border on this, the tension on my Q-Snap is wonky.
This week I have two more bags to make and then we will be getting ready for a quick trip to Oregon for Spring Break. It will be really busy, so I may not have much progress to show next week. When I get back I’d really like to make a handbag out of some amazing fabric I picked up. I also plan to finish Mister’s quilt and start on the Bargello. I really need to schedule more quilting time into my days, and since the year is already a quarter of the way gone, I don’t want to delay. Summer time comes really quickly and that will take away more time. So no more putting off the quilting!
This week’s To-Do list:
- Finish commissions
- Prep for trip
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6 thoughts on “To-Do Tuesday 3-14-17 | Santa’s Village”
Love that Santa’s village and I think the beads will be a great substitution! Also, I cannot believe it is Spring Break time already. Good grief, time flies!
Thanks! I can’t believe it either. The crazy part is that summer break is only 9 weeks away!
Enjoy your time in Oregon, I hope the wreathed stays nice for your trip!
Thank you! How could I not enjoy it… I love it here!!
Isn’t it nice to get to work on your own personal project? Can you tell me about that Santa head – is it a needle keeper? I hope you enjoy the trip to Oregon!
I love this Santa project so much. The Santa head is a needle minder. I received it as a gift from Amy of http://www.downsunshinelane.com when I ordered the pattern set and button set for the Santa’s Village. Such a great shop and amazing customer service