This is a Heart in Hand design, stitched over two on 32ct Natural Belfast linen with over-dyed threads. Not sure if the close-up is close enough to show the Smyrna stitches in the stripes. It was my first time using that particular stitch. My goal is to create a wall of framed mixed holiday pieces - at least one piece for each holiday throughout the year. I have several finished holiday pieces, but none of them have been framed yet...so this might be a long-term goal!
This is an Anne Powell Heirloom Stitchery design, copyright 1983 - an oldie but goodie. I can't remember what I stitched this on; I think it's 28ct Ivory linen, over two with DMC threads. I originally stitched this planning to have it framed and hung in the dining room, but then my mom pointed out that it coordinates with a canvas print in MC's playroom, so I think it may relocate to the playroom instead.
This is a Lizzie Kate "Snippet" design, stitched over two on 32ct Cream Siena Linen using over-dyed threads. I did this one - just needing something simple to finish quickly - thinking I would frame it for MC's room, but now that it's done I've decided it's too cheesy to frame, LOL!
I've already started a new project - this one is back to my original favorite subject, dogs! So hopefully it won't be over a year before you see another cross stitch post.