Mega-Mini Month Madness is being hosted at Pull the Other Thread and just asks us to stitch on a small and post about it each week in October. Last week I moaned about the lack of progress on The Nutmeg Company's Fondant Icing, but I can't do that this week. Last week I was here:
I finished the roof and one of the two side walls and am almost done with the second one. Once these are done I have to do the fiddly bit of fitting the end walls on the fabric and then all the beading. Oh yes, the wall closest to you is upside down - it is just easier for me to stitch it from the top down so I flip the fabric around to accommodate my stitching style.
The other piece I worked on this week was Mirabilia's Santa's Magic. When I put him on the frame last Friday, he was here:
|Yes, he's still sideways...|
Lots of metallic in the section I worked on if you have this pattern and are planning to stitch him on 32-count, I recommend switching the #8 Kreinik (if it still calls for it) to #4 or even Petite Treasure Braid (if you can do the conversion) - I'm using #4 and can't imagine trying to pull #8 through this fabric . I hope to finish the moon and the blue streamers there in the lower right corner before I put him away.
As this is International Hermit and Stitch Weekend and I am still on semi-light activity restrictions, I think it will be a very productive stitching weekend.