... is over .. so I'm back to the real world of cross stitch.
Finished up Blackbird Designs' Cardinal from their "Joyeux Noel" booklet and measured it yesterday for framing. Going to order a double frame from Eastside Mouldings ... Valentine Red for the outer frame and Chalk White for the inner frame .. will really make the 'writing' and snowflakes pop!
Saturday night started All Through The Night's "Blackbirds" using the fabric and fiber they did. My first time stitching with Valdani floss and I'm not sure I like it .. seems to knot/tangle quite a bit along the 2-ply 18" lengtht I'm using. I like the color effect .. just not sure 'yet' about the actual fiber. So far, the verse is complete and about 1/8th of the border .. so further stitching time will tell.