Recently whilst in Western Australia visiting the Smith family for Christmas I was introduced to Heaven and Earth Designs. I often find it difficult to find a project because I feel like I have to have a use for everything I create.
So there I was oohing and ahhing over all of the beautiful different designs when I stumbled across some absolutely beautiful Christmas designs. Unable to help myself I purchased a couple of their charts. I decided to start with the largest challenge which is titled "Filling the Stocking" which meant an exciting trip to Spotlight to get almost all the materials required, and with the help of my soon to be Mother in Law who provided me with the three threads I managed to miss, I had everything needed to get started.
I am going to be stitching this design 2 over 1 on 22ct Aida. The finished size will be something around 88cm by 106cm. My plan is to place this on a pre-quilted backing to allow for this to be displayed every year at Christmas time.
Below is a photo of my progress so far from a couple hours a day for the last couple of days.
If I'm lucky, this project might be completed before I'm 50 :P Could be longer seeing as I'm sure I will find other projects along the way! :)
More photos of other projects to come later!