It's already several days into the new year but the cross stitching has gone on. I have also been doing some work for a local fabric/yarn shop. The weather has been pretty mild and the snow is hard and crusty. My driveway is like a skating rink at times. So it's probably best that I stay home and stitch. And my ORT jar is getting a good start for 2012. I'll be posting a picture soon.
Here's a cute little Sock Monkey I finished for the store I sew for. Kept thinking of my young friend, Hannah and her crazy socks as I was making it.
I also finished a small sample of a flannel rag quilt for display at the store.
I decided to jump into a large project I found online. If I have calculated correctly I will need to do almost 68,000 cross stitches to finish this. I don't think I've ever done anything so big! Check out www.intricatestitching.com . They have a good selection of free patterns.
This is what I've been working on in the evening while watching TV. I needed something easier and requiring a little less concentration than the "big" one. It's a pattern I found online somewhere, can't remember where, but you can be assured it was probably free. :) It was stitched in just a couple evenings.
And one more, I finished stitching this book mark on Sat. and just need to trim it with lace and iron on a backing. It's always fun to add a little sparkle with beads . This was also a pattern I found in a magazine somewhere. I really should write down my sources.