Candy Cane Twist! A Peacock-Colored Initial!


I finished Little House Needleworks’ Candy Cane Twist! This was a small quick project but so good to get it done because it has been in my “Do This Year” binder for 2 years! I am off to Jo Ann’s this week to see if their selection of Christmas fabrics is in yet. I would like to FFO it right away, as well as the several more LHNs I have in my finished drawer.

Just for fun, I got another piece out of my “Do This Year” binder-this one was added for this year so it’s not quite so shameful!: Initiales au Paon (Initial with Peacock) by Gigi R. I saw this stitched teeny tiny at my LNS and the finish was remarkable. That stitcher used Gloriana’s Bluegrass on hers and it was gorgeous, but I decided to use one with more purple in it, a limited edition from Thread Gathered called Flannel Flower. I’m stitching on a 40 ct. antique white by Zweigart which is not as tiny as the model I saw but it’s about what I can do right now. Here’s the start of my M:

I will say one motivator to doing this project is that the People’s Choice this month is “monochrome” and so far in my stitching life I have not done much monochrome. So, at the end of the month I’ll link up with Joann at Serendipitous Stitching to show my progress on it.

Have a great week everyone!

And don’t forget to check out the Instagram #commonthreadedstitcher challenge if you have not already. I was a little dubious about posting daily but it’s been a lot of fun so far!

4 Responses

  1. RJ

    Both of your stitches are wonderful but I’m in love with the candy cane stitch. I have almost all of the LHN ornaments stitched and now I will have to do this one. Have a great week. RJ@stitching friends

  2. That’s an adorable Candy Cane Twist! I’d be surprised if the Christmas fabric wasn’t in yet, I’ve seen it in Hobby Lobby.
    That will be a lovely monochrome piece, purple looks good.

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