...with a couple of finishes!
On New Year's Eve, I finished my first cross stitch gift for my husband for our first Christmas as a married couple. I'm waiting to give it to him in person, as we spent this holiday season with our respective parents.
He likes the lines and shapes in Brittercup Designs patterns, so I stitched Christmas Cat Tree from the 2012 Just Cross Stitch Christmas ornament issue.
The only change I made was to substitute Kreinik #8 001C with Mill Hill Magnifica 10001 beads.
Shortly after New Year's, I finished my Merry Christmas Needle Roll by Down Sunshine Lane.
The pattern says "Merry Christmas" in the middle, but I decided that a simple "Merry" would suit me better.
I can't find this pattern anywhere online; I received it as part of an exchange on Chatty Stitching Exchangers. I really enjoyed stitching this- and it's my first needle roll!
Lastly, I finished the Pinn mini keychain that I started in 2011. All I needed to do was the backstitching on the boy & the back piece; it took me a year & a half to do an hour & a half's worth of work!
Best Stitches & Wishes,