Seeing as we are hurtling towards Christmas i got a move on and finished off two of this years LHN ornaments.
Last year I managed to keep up with all of them, I don't know what happened this year, I just couldn't seem to get going despite buying them as the were issued in the UK. I chose two that I liked the most for now and will carry on with the rest throughout next year.
Little House Needleworks Gingerbread Village
Stitched on a scrap of mystery 28 count
using DMC threads
And my personal favourite is this one -
Little House Needleworks Baked Goods
Stitched on a piece of Mystery 28 count fabric with DMC threads
When i made them up this time i used a piece of iron-on interfacing to back them, it made a real difference to how they look and made it easier to stitch the whole thing together.
I've put the stitching to one side this week in favour of knitting. I used to knit years ago when the kids were small but nothing in a long time. I'm an OK basic knitter, nothing fancy, but when i came across this pattern it quite appealed to me.
This is the back all stitched up. I was quite impressed that I managed to get this done in 3 evenings. It's chunky yarn so that helped. On Friday I started the front and after a couple of false starts, (mainly due to me not being able to count and increase!), I made it up to the arm hole shaping last night. It's pretty gratifying after not having many stitchy finishes this year to get something near completion in such a short time!
So why the Prague Tunic? Well on December 12th we are all going to Prague for a week, daughters, boyfriends (or in Stevie's case, friend from College), me and Mark, and I want to get this finished to take with me. I think it's just about achievable, as long as i don't have any mishaps with the putting it together bit, lol.
Until next time,
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