I had a nice, long weekend this past weekend. Two extra days off, thanks to the 4th of July. Unfortunately for me, I got sick on the second day (Friday), and was pretty much housebound for the rest of the weekend, and on through Monday! Fortunately for me, I didn’t have the energy to do much more than sit on the couch, but I did have the energy to cross stitch while I sat on the couch!
I had a fire lit under me. I’ve been working on this Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery pattern for a long time now. I seem to go through spurts of activity on this one. Well, I’m finally almost done! This weekend I finished the 9 main squares, and I built up the nerve to start on the border, the last daunting piece of this. Except, it turns out that the border isn’t nearly as complex as I feared it would be, and my putting it off was all a waste! Below is the main part finished, including the back-stitching. Isn’t it cute?
This was my progress on the border after my initial start. I’m including this blurry picture so you can see how sparkly and awesome the fabric is. It’s really lovely. I messed up a little bit on the snowman’s hat and included an extra row, but I decided he is fine with a very tall hat and so am I.
And here is where I am right now on the border. Doesn’t it look great? I’m so excited to finish the whole thing and get it framed.
My main motivation for getting this one done, is that The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery is about to release the pattern for the 2015 Christmas stitch-a-long, A Very Merry Christmas Town! I’ve ordered the kit, and I’m really excited about it. I’d like to finish that one before the Christmas holiday so that I can hang both pieces up at Christmastime. We’ll see!