Thursday, April 30, 2015

Vintage Reindeer finish!

I'm sorry to gave been absent for so long dear friends!  I was not happy having to use only my phone to do blog posts because I just couldn't get decent photos.  We finally got another laptop so I'm able to play catch up with all I've been doing!  Yay!  So I'm going to start with a really fun piece I finished a while back for a Gloria and Pat SAL in the Cross Stitch, It's Fun facebook group. I wanted to take part in a few SALs throughout the year so I dug through my stash to see what I may want to work on and I came across a booklet that I picked up at a thrift store and noticed that it was a Gloria and Pat booklet called "Christmas Counts". This wonderful vintage reindeer really caught my eye so I stitched him up!

Do you love him???  I adore his swirly antlers!  I stitched him using most of the recommended DMC floss, but substituted a couple to ones I had on hand since I didn't want to have to buy anything for this piece.  I also used some 14 count willow green aida I had in my stash. I like how it turned out using the green fabric.

Stitching this really makes me want to stitch more vintage designs.  This booklet is from 1977 and is just awesome.  There are a few more designs in the booklet I'd love to do.

He has a little gold for this bells. 

I just adore his little face.  I'm not quite sure how I want to finish this off, but hopefully I will think of something before Christmas.  So that's it for today.  Stay tuned for more finished and some WIP updates!

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