It's YOTA Saturday!! YOTA is a SAL that focuses on finishing up those WIPs you have hanging around. You can find out all about it at Pull The Other Thread.
I have two WIPs that I worked on this round. First was Santa's Magic by Mirabilia.
Here is where I was on the first Saturday of December:
And here is where I am today:
He's stitched on 32-count opalescent Ametrine from Silkweaver Fabrics with DMC, Kreinik, Wisper and Delica beads. I haven't done any beading yet but have converted the called for Mill Hill beads to Delica as I prefer Delicas and on a 32-count hand-dyed fabric, I think the Mill Hills would be too tight. There are no exact matches but I got close besides, nobody will know they aren't "right" unless they put one done with Mill Hill next to mine to compare and that doesn't seem very likely.
Second was Enchanted Swans by Just Nan:
I started this project in 1999 as an on-line class with Tapestry of Dreams. When I picked this back up the beginning of 2013, only the top left motif was stitched. Here's where I left off in May or June of this year:
And here it is finished!!
This was stitched on 28-count Smokey Pearl Cashel with Au Ver a Soie, Rainbow Gallery and unknown beads and pearls and charm.
Next up in the rotation is Elegant Doily.