OK, so it may not be four calling birds and this blog may have been more appropriate on the sixth day of Christmas (when geese are actually supposed to be a-laying), but I was just so keen to show you all the latest Christmas card in this year’s collection.
On a musical note, I think the ribbon complements the ‘Noel’ message backstitched on to the canvas itself well, and I finished-off with the traditional tartan ribbon that’s now a staple in all my Christmas décor designs.
And, as with every project – big and small – this piece informs my next. I think I’ll carry the seasonal sentiments forward by backstitching (where space permits) on the canvas. I have a bounty of spare skeins crying out for some festive attention and it’ll make the cards even more personable.
I’m yet to decide this little guy’s final destination, but I know wherever he goes he’ll make someone very happy.
While I’m here, I thought I might give you a sneak peak at our Christmas tree. This year’s effort has been somewhat enhanced by the many decorations that Mr Xstitch and I picked up on our travels in Germany this year. With this in mind, I thoroughly recommend a trip to a good Weihnachtsmarkt any time you’re lucky enough to visit Deutschland.
I must say, I am in love with this tree, but reading all your lovely posts in recent weeks has inspired me to make 2015 the year of the cross stitched Christmas – hopefully that’ll include some decorations and maybe even a cheeky advent calendar to pop 24 treats in for Mr XStitch and his sweet tooth.