I am reminding myself of this especially today, because of all of the nonsense that is happening in my wonderful country.(the not so United States of America) That was built on Freedoms (and we brag about it) and these basic freedoms with a guarantee to all of us, - and since we with glass houses often times throw stones it is good to remember if you are free to be you, than I am free to be me.
I am very excited to share my latest finish. Stoney Creek Welcome - Plop Your Flops. This I started just about a year ago and finishing it was a 2016 Goal.. It's Done. I had so much fun doing these Flip Flops - They are a true a sign of Summer in CNY and everyone wears them. I think I am going to do a bunch more as Smalls in many different designs. I know that will be too much fun.
This Is Nutcracker #3 - this 1s a 2016 yearly goal to have completed 12 Nutcrackers by 12/25 - This little guy will look just like Mr. Green and Mr. Blue, but you guessed it dressed in Red.
I was so excited on my Plop Flops Finish, I pulled out another WIP. I started this for Debbie's Ultimate challenge of 15 New Starts back in 2013. (I thought 15 new starts was crazy, so for all of you who start each year with these Challenges I am too impressed.) I have only worked on it once. This is too a Stoney Creek Design. So here are Silent Night Cardinals - Fingers crossed they are not as much Trouble as Cardinal with Candy Cane - We will see.When I do these designs the changing of colors are so crazy. I have pulled out all the greens, and threaded needles for all the colors - it seems to go faster as there are all these little bits of stitches all over the place. I have to stitch next to each other as much as possible - If you look up above to Mr. Red, it took me about 10 minutes of counting and recounting to jump over to put that other column of green stitches in. I was a mess. And that is an easy fabric to work on. SO. I am on a mission to see how much green I can get done over the next few days.
I will always have a Stoney Creek design in the mix - these were one of my first Cross Stitching passions and I still get a Feeling of Peace whenever I am stitching one of them - and I still subscribe to the Magazine.