Yesterday was July 1st, the beginning of a new month and for many the beginning of the summer season. New beginnings typically bring excitement, anticipation and joy, three things my life has sorely been lacking for a long time now. My family and close friends know what has been going on, but I’m still not ready to document it. Regardless, life goes on and I want to find the joy of new beginnings and simple things again.
To that end, I decided to celebrate Christmas in July through stitching. For 15 minutes (at least) every day of the month, I will stitch on a Christmas or winter themed project. It should be a fun way to shake up my stitching rotation as well as maybe get some WIPs finished. Also, since I plan on posting updates on Instagram, it should be a good way to get back into a regular posting and documentation schedule.
My first project is The Nutcracker Parade by The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery.
This 2019 SAL has not seen the light of day for a little over a year. It would be wonderful to have this fully finished and on display this Christmas. After yesterday’s 15 minute session, which unfortunately included a little bit of frogging, I managed to get a started on the top border.
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