Wednesday, March 2, 2016

January catch up & February ODW Challenge.

 
The goal for stitching these challenges each month, has been to use small patterns from one's large collection of what is known as "freebie" charts. I'm grateful that these charts are available from many generous cross stitch designers. I'm also very grateful to  the Challenge organizer & those  kind stitchers who share the freebie sites. 
 
Here is the February ODW Challenge, the subject was "Heart's Desire."  When it came time to chose a chart I mistakenly thought it was "Love,"  hence this one, from The Primitive Hare.
 
 
 

 
It has been completed into a small pillow.
 
 
The January Challenge was "Snow"
 
This design is from Raise the Roof designers, thank you ladies & from a JCS Christmas Ornament Preview magazine. I love this one. It appeals to my sense of the ridiculous & can be added to another of such themed completions. ( "Queen of Procrastination.")
  It is stitched on pale blue "Babbling Brook" Jobelan even weave fabric.  I used a non specified gold thread for the crown, which was difficult to work. This is yet to be made into a small ornament, to add to my Christmas  tree collection.