To shake things up today, I am posting my cross stitch projects. I posted awhile ago about Mill Hill kits. It was my first time working with the kits. I have found them to be very easy to work with and BEAUTIFUL patterns! The kits comes with beading, which I have chosen not to use. They look GREAT with the beads. But for my use, the beads won't work, so instead of using the beads, I simply use the DMC thread color the bead calls for and stitch the patterns normally. I have some ornaments which I really want to try the beads with- I think hanging on a tree- the Christmas lights would look great twinkling off the beading!
I started this set (set of four for my display board) before Christmas. I took a break from it during the holidays. I recently started back on this project and on my last one for the set for four.
These are the three finished ones. I did the ghosts first, the crows second and the cats third. The final one will be an owl in the moonlight. I LOVE these patterns. They are relatively easy to follow- the only hang up is that while not using the beads, some DMC colors will have two symbols. It's not a big deal but I keep my color chart near so I know exactly the symbol or symbols I am working with at the time.
I did not use the perforated paper that comes with Mill Hill kits, I used material from my stash. While I like the perforated paper, I didn't want to use it for this big of a project. These are done on 14 count and I am putting them into 7"X7" frames leaving a little less than a 1/2" on all sides.
These will be washed and stretched and put into frames. I normally hang them on my cross stitch board but the frames I am using are not going to fit this time. I have decided to take four frames and hinge them together. This will take place of my board while I have these hanging up.
If you want details on my seasonal cross stitch board, check out this post:
After working on this project for so long, I am thrilled to be finishing it. I will post the final set when I am all done!
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