Those of you who are lovely-sweet-kind enough to follow my occasional ramblings or mere outbursts on Facebook as well, might remember that a few months ago I moaned a bit when I started my fifth hour of stitching French knots with metallic threads (I know, I`m such a wimp!). Anyway, the result of this Metallic Marathon is in the shops now - my beautiful little advent calendar picture which I absolutely adored working on, despite those few (one hundred and thirty-four, but who`s counting?) French knots. And that`s not all: issue 105 of Gold features Lesley Teare`s unconventional, super-girly Christmas stocking - also stitched by yours truly. So let`s see some before-and-after pictures, shall we?
|A nice and easy stitch for a `last-minute` stocking|
|All made up, complete with some funky fabby|
|And a more traditional Christmas scene, with 134 (!) metallic French knots|
|The finished advent calendar, complete with the 25 numbers I stitched - I love the idea of these tiny drawers!|