This was supposed to be a Christmas gift for a friend, but I could not finish it in time, and I did not meet him during Christmas. So it’s going to be Christmas in February. This has been a really fun stitch, except when the beading was driving me nuts. I also had to delay posting pictures here until my friend had seen it in person.
This was taken on the day I finished stitching:
I framed it this past weekend. I could not believe I found the perfect frame off the shelf at Michaels because 16×16 frames are hard to find unless they are custom-made.
Pattern: Christmas Sampler Mystery (Gift of Stitching, 2010)
Designer: Janie Hubble
Fabric: 30ct Sienna Natural
Floss: HDF Ochre 4407, BeSooted, White (*)
Beads: Mill Hill Antique Glass Beads #03037, and Glass Seed Beads #00479
Started: August 20, 2011
Finished: January 14, 2012
Framed: February 5, 2012
* The floss specified in the pattern was Dinky Dyes’ Cobar, Salt Bush, and Natural, which I converted to HDF