Hello Stitching Friends!
Time for some more WIPs and this time I thought I'd stick to one well-known designer, The Prairie Schooler. It was only after I started this blog and started reading other cross stitch blogs that I found out about their work. I love the fact that they do a lot of Christmas designs, and that their charts aren't too complicated nor do they require too many different thread colours. Since The Prairie Schooler charts aren't available here in Sweden I've had to order charts from abroad and through the years I have bought a few here and there.
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This is Cats, Bats & Witches and I've had this WIP for quite a while now. Since I don't celebrate Halloween I only get around to stitching Halloween designs when I get inspired by all you fabulous bloggers working on your own Halloween projects in the autumn. And, although it is all part of the Halloween mood, I must admit that I find it a bit boring with all those black stitches...
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I LOVE the winter and lots of snow so this was an appropriate design for me. However, as usual I didn't have all the thread colours when I started this project, but I'm hoping to continue work on this one when the weather starts to inspire me again⛄❆.
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The Prairie Schooler Santas. I started this project as a SAL together with STITCH NICHE back in the day, but then my life got really stressful and I stopped stitching, and sadly, from what I can tell, Stitch Niche hasn't blogged since 2017. Hopefully she'll get back to it again as I did🙏.
Right now I'm thinking that these Santas have such big red coats and it looks terrible boring to do all those red crosses....😞.
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I love this Christmas Tree Farm design, but I started it a long time ago and unfortunately I didn't stitch any gridlines before I started working on the design. That means that it is MUCH harder to stitch the design and it requires more counting and concentration. I've tried to add some gridlines afterwards, but it is a bit tricky. I'm so annoyed with myself because I'd love to work on it but all that counting puts me off at this point in time..
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I really love this design, but when I got it I didn't have any 14-count aida fabric in the right colour. I did have a little piece of goldish aida though so I decided to stitch one of the small designs in the meantime. Moving forward a few years, I now have the right fabric so maybe I'll finally get around to start stitching the large design closer to Christmas.
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The Night Before Christmas has been my favorite PS chart this year and it has received quite a bit of love. I love the different Christmas scenes in the picture and all the little details that are included. I wouldn't be at all surprised if this one will be my first finish from my Prairie Schooler WIP pile.
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There are also a couple of more Prairie Schooler WIP's added to my WIP page. AND I also have another couple of PS charts that I haven't started on yet, but maybe I'll add those to the WIP pile when/if I celebrate Christmas (stitching) in July this year❌🎅!
Finally I just have to share my progress on the gorgeous Cheryl McKinnon 2021 calender from Cross Stitcher magazine! I worked on it all afternoon/evening yesterday and I have now progressed from this...
Every stitch is a joy and I love seeing the little seasonal details appear. In fact, after I've posted this and taken the dogs for a rainy early evening walk i'm going to carry on working on it. It definitely looks as if the second half of 2021 needs some work😉.