I've been working on the Plum Street Samplers 12 Days of Christmas freebie this past week, hoping that I will get them all stitched before Christmas! These wonderful charts can be stitched either as individual ornaments (my choice) or as a sampler. Paulette over at Plum Street Samplers posts one of these each week--the first 4 charts are available on her blog now, with remaining charts to be posted one each Sunday for the next 8 weeks.
I thought I was finished with the first one, but I see my little man is missing an arm! That will get remedied today!
The First Day of Christmas
The Second Day of Christmas
I decided to bling up the primitive look of the designs by using 14 count Stardust Aida (gold dusted) and added some DMC gold metallic perle for the crown. My plans are to stitch any crowns in the gold metallic floss--if one of the future ornaments doesn't include a crown I may just substitute one of the small motifs for a crown so that I have some continuity throughout the series.
I've also skipped stitching the box around each ornament. I haven't made a final decision on how these will be finished, so until I make that decision I don't know if I need--or want--the design boxed. I can go back and box each one later if necessary.
All 4 of the designs released so far are winners! If you decide to join this stitch-a-long you won't regret it!
Enjoy your week!