So enough with the sad. On to the new, I showed you the Bless the Beasts Painted canvas I bought from my LNS the end of October I wanted to maybe pull this out during Christmas but with family and work and baking time got away from me and I did not get to move on this. So the New Year is a time for beginnings and this is going to be an adventure. I picked petite Silk Lame Braid for the sky and I am using the Pavilion stitch. The Moon I used Gold Kreniek Silk Mori and the stitch I used was a satin stitch. The stars in the sky are Mill Hill Glass Seed Beads in gold. I spent 3 days with this and got a large bit of the sky completed before I needed to rotate. I have to work on this at a table and sitting in that position is not comfortable so I will have to work this in between my other projects.
Pictures are 1) Full size canvas 2)Work done from last year 3)Work completed this rotation. I set a yard stick across the top of the canvas to give you an idea of the size of this.
I have a finish. I did this before I started Santa. I am so happy with the way this turned out. I found some black satin lace to finish the edges and it looks awesome on the coffee table I made it to display on,next Halloween it is going to be wonderful.
Finally I have a few items to share. I joined a Bag of the Month Club. Even though I am a sewer I never seem to make anything for myself so I splurged and joined this. January's bags showed up last week and they are beautiful. I love them and the lady doing the bags added in a few little goodies as a bonus. Hand-dyed floss, a floss ring with decoration and a Charm with the company's name on it. The second thing is I made an order from my favorite on-line Shop. 123Stitch.com. 5 Mill Hill patterns and a super fun Mary Poppins pattern.
I hope you are all enjoying the New Year, staying save and warm, and above all getting your stitching time.