K’s Christmas Stocking

I have been working a little bit here and there on a Christmas stocking for my second oldest daughter and slowly elements are taking shape.

Finished bird before backstitching.

Finished bird before backstitching.

I finally finished this little birdie and all the surrounding stitches.  This is what he looked like before backstitching.

After backstitching.

After backstitching.

This is what he looks like now that the backstitching has been finished.  What a huge difference, don’t you think?

Progress to date.

Progress to date.

As you can see I am making slow but steady progress.  Will I finish before Christmas??  Only time will tell…  I sure hope so!

Christmas Stocking

Another fun stitching art that I enjoy immensely is cross stitch.  I made a very time consuming cross stitch Christmas Stocking for my oldest daughter last year and have been working on another one for the next oldest daughter.  I set it aside for a bit to work on various other projects, but have recently picked it up again to try to finish before Christmas this year.IMG_3200

This is how far I had gotten before I started stitching this afternoon.IMG_3201

I decided to work on this little bird – I like to finish different motif’s and then do the backstitching on them right away.  Since backstitching is NOT my favorite thing to do, I try to get as much done as I go as I can.IMG_3202

This is what the little bird looks like now after about an hour of stitching.  Not too much to go before I can backstitch him.  Isn’t he so cute?!