Let’s wrap this up, shall we?
First off, a tea towel I did for my mom:
I had a very difficult time deciding on something for Mom, and when I saw this pattern I just fell in love. Hope she likes it.
I also gifted her this little cross-stitch; pattern here. I did not follow the pattern exactly – I used the colors I had on hand, and outlined in gold which came out fantastic!
An additional gift for my sister-in-law was this little brooch. I am SO proud of it. Who doesn’t love buttons?
For those of you curious about how I embroider on felt (I’ve had several questions): I trace my design onto tissue paper and pin it onto the felt, hoop the felt, and stitch away through the felt + tissue paper. On this particular piece, I removed the tissue paper once I had the outline of the tree done, and then just filled it in (all stem stitch on this one). So far, the tissue paper method “works” for me, though I’m sure there are other ways of doing it!
OK, I think that’s all for Christmas. Whew!