This morning my wonderful postie bought me two parcels. One was from Jo of Dinky Dyes with my Winter Special Edition Pack. This contained the 5 threads on the left, this piece of wonderful fabric, the winter needleroll chart plus 2 freebie charts which I had enquired about and which Jo kindly said she would pop in my parcel.
The second was from Lekker Threads with the lovely DD silks displayed on the right. I was a bit unsure about using Lekker again after my experience at Christmas, but a 25% discount voucher was very tempting, especially when there were a number of DD silks I had been hangering after (remind me how did I work out that these were essential stash lol). They may not have been strictly essential but I do love DD threads - whether silk, floss or perle - and I know they will not be wasted. There are actually 4 more to follow when Tina gets her next order from DD.
I have been working on this months section of Heirloom Christmas and I have done two of the 4 sections allotted for this month.
I am really enjoying stitching this one. The tree was a bit of a nightmare I am sure anyone who has stitched this will agree. Not difficult just very, very time consuming and I admit I found it difficult to actually stick to the chart so ended up on a wing and a prayer rather ad libbing. Since then it has been a dream. Slightly challenging but not difficult and the diagrams have been very helpful. I am especially pleased with the lace work which I think looks really effective.