Well now that I am back at work, progress on all projects has slowed considerably...or should I say come to a halt. It's incredibly annoying how that happens. Bring back the holidays I say.
I haven't had the time or energy to sit at the sewing machine. However, sitting to do a little cross stitch at night has certainly been a nice way to end the day. I have now completed, washed and ironed my Christmas cross stitch.
I was nervous about washing it, as the Sampler and Weeks Dye Works threads are not colour fast. I stitched a few crosses in each colour on some Aida and did a test wash.Yes, the red did run. However, I found Colour Catcher in the supermarket, held my breath and as you can see, it washed up perfectly, no colour runs.
Then I wore my cotton gloves while I stitched the charms on so I did not soil the linen again.
So, off to the framers some time this week I hope.
It will be nice to have something new to put on my wall this Christmas.
Hope you had some time to stitch this weekend too.