Christmas cross-stitching so far

Well, Halloween is over so it’s time to move on to the next holiday worth decorating for.

And so I’ve been working on Christmas and winter designs since November 1.

So far I have one finally finished object (FFO in Flosstube parlance), “Snowy Friends” by Country Cottage Needleworks’ Frosty Forest series, which I tweaked by skipping the border and extending the height with snowflake buttons and extra improvised stitched snowflakes to fit the frame I wanted to use.

This was stitched on the piece of aida I sprayed in a previous post.

(The lighting in here casts a weird pinkish tone… oh well. The snow is white.)

I’m also working on some ornaments, one of which is finished from a stitching perspective but I haven’t gotten around to FFO’ing into a flat ornament yet:

I’m not big on the pointless words phenomenon in cross-stitching, so rather than “red bird” I put the year. It won’t be a pillow as shown in the magazine, I’ll mount it on some mat board, ditto a co-ordinating fabric for the back, put some pompom or ruffle trim around the edges and a ribbon or cord hanging loop and then glue the two pieces together.

This ornament and the next one are both from the 2017 Christmas special issue of Just CrossStitch.

I just started this one the other day, so it’s only about 1/3 stitched.

I should have it stitched by the end of the weekend and then it’ll be on to the next. I think there’s another 5 ornaments I want to stitch from this issue, dunno if I’ll get them all done by Christmas.

Both of these were also done on aida that I sprayed in a similar fashion.

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