.....it all began with one thread....

Saturday, October 17, 2009

It's Christmas time!

Well, not really. But I guess you might think so, as the stores here already have all the Christmas decorations up. But I digress....after doing all those Jessicas...I decided to take a little break with something a little "simpler"....not necessarily smaller...just less complex.

My start on Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow, stitched with one strand of silk on 36 count Examplar Lakeside Linen.
Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow

Not quite as bright as shown on the cover photo of the design, which does make me happy. I still need to buy a few of the NPI's for this one. Not surprisingly, I did have quite a few of the necessary colors. Plus, I decided to try something a little different. A few specialty stitches, here and there. The border is stitched in a tied-down cross stitch and there is one satin stitch center for a flower.

Thank you to everyone who has stopped by and left such great comments. I truly appreciate each and every one!


corinna said...

that square is pretty all by itself
even partially complete it has pizazz

Ineke said...

Wow Michele! You started this gorgeous project! I like the idea of using specialty stitches.

Isadarena said...

Wow Michele !!! just a nice start on a design that I like very much !!

Missy Ann said...

Very pretty start, and I love to add specialty stitches too.

Giovanna said...

Oh you lucky thing, I've been waiting for my chart for weeks now! Great start!