Well, I've had to change to the New Blogger. I had no choice, I could not sign in without changing. So I'll see if there's any difference.
I finished Village on Wednesday night. This was a recent new release, which I just had to have. DD says it reminds her of our visit to Lapland in December, and I have to agree, maybe that's why I had to have it. The design is by Per Segno Per Filo. I thought the chart was quite expensive at $19.90 when I got it. There were a couple of mistakes in it too, and although there were symbols for the beads, it was the same symbol for all the beads, whatever colour.
I stitched it on 32 ct Raw Linen. And although the design calls for beads, and I put beads on just about everything, I didn't put them on this. The stars should have been in Mill Hill pearls, but I stitched them with metallic silver. The lights on the trees should have had bright yellow Mill Hill beads, and I used a Kreinik for them. For the snow I added Kreinik too. Unfortunately the photo doesn't do it justice.
Another small finish, the previous week was a scissor fob. It's something I'd had a while but never finished. It's a Drawn Thread freebie. I was in a birthday exchange with Sarah, she had said that purple was her favourite colour, so I thought this would be good to send with her gifts.
And the photo next too it, is what I sent to her. There was only the two of us in the exchange, and if you look through my previous posts, you can see what I received. I was a bit unsure as to what to get Sarah, although she obviously had no problem in choosing for me. Sarah loves handbags, so I couldn't resist getting her a bag to stitch, and I knew she needed more thread boxes. I also got her some bobbins, a special DMC gift pack, and Polstitches hand dyed fabric. I think it was 'Lovers Lane'.
Well, I'm not sure what I think to the New Blogger, but I've had a bit of trouble with the photo's. I suppose it will be a case of getting used to it.