like yarn on my knitting needles, and floss onto fabric! Somehow January always seems in a hurry to be done! That must mean I have been busy, busy, busy!
I started the month with my Christmas Ornament – this kit was a lovely gift from a good friend, and I enjoyed both the stitching and the finishing. Here is Christmas in Virginia – A Needle Book Ornament (c) Willing Hands Needlework Design by Betsy Morgan.
I love the star button on the cording at the top!
Then there was the Halloween ornament for January – which doubled as a birthday gift for my DD who adores Jack Skellington.
This pattern was given to me by a friend and is (c) KyotiJess on Etsy. I stitched it over 1 on a 32 ct evenweave.
The last stitching finish for January is Niece by Marriage (c) The Cricket Collection – another in my line of mittens:
The colors in this mitten really appeal to me! I subbed a pale blue for the white mitten background, as I stitched on white evenweave.
I am making progress on the CHS alphabet book too – I have stitched 5 more letters, so there are 7 to go in this WIP!
And finally, while attempting to clear off my work table, I came across the flannel fabric that I bought 4 years ago to make a quilt for my DD. Rather than putting it away, I spent 2 hours cutting blocks, borders and the binding. It does not look like much now, but I hope to finish the top this coming month.