My first finish of 2018 is “Boughs of Holly” for the Christmas Ornies SAL:
Our themes this year are “12 Days of Christmas” or “Christmas Carol of the Month.” I did Boughs of Holly for “Deck the Halls,” the January Carol. This is a kit from Victoria Sampler, part of the learning collection. This one, set 2 #3, is to learn French knots. I already know how to make French knots, but it is always good for a refresher in technique! I don’t hate French knots like many stitchers, probably because I have a lot of practice with them. When I was little I made an old Jiffy crewel kit of a carrot and cauliflower. The cauliflower was made of French knots. That was a lot of French knot practice!
I was determined to finish off the Mill Hill Holiday Harmony series this year, here’s my violin:
And here is the whole set! Lovely!
For a super quick finish I also made the Mill Hill Aqua Crystal snowflake. I made it faster than I could blog about it. Here’s before beads:
With the first set of beads:
And finished this morning!
May the rest of the week be as productive!