Well, this certainly took a lot longer than necessary. I should have stitched it on 40 ct. like the other series of Brendas that were shown on the top of the same paper mache box, but of course, I just had to wing it. Never wing it....a lot more work and mistakes go into winging it. In trying to get the same elements in this piece I moved elements around a little and I forgot about the snowflakes. Fortunately, I think it's alright, I did stitch extra deer and left off one large snowflake, but the important thing is...it's finished. I stitched it on 36 ct. PTP linen, and used the recommended threads. And, of course, attached it to the approx. 3" x 5" paper mache box. I painted the box black first and then covered it with the Christmas plaid scrapbook paper, after which I glued the stitched piece to the top and box finished.
Now on to cooking for Thanksgiving. We do Thanksgiving at Sara's house and Christmas at my house, but I like to pitch in with the cooking for Thanksgiving just to lighten Sara's load. Therefore my mission for the next 3 days is grocery shopping and cooking. Today I start with the cookies, since I have those ingredients. Not much stitching will be going on here for the next 4 days...UGH! On the plus side, there will be food. Not sure I'll get back to blog again before Thanksgiving so I want to wish everyone a really wonderful Thanksgiving, filled with friends, family, food and a little stitching should you be able to fit it in. If you are traveling, be careful so that you reach your destination safely. If you come to Ocean City, I hope we will see you in Salty Yarns. We will be here each day, Friday thru Monday from 10-4 p.m.
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