I have a finish! I enjoyed sewing charms and beads onto my hubby's completed Shepherd's Bush Christmas stocking last night. This is the 2007 "Brett" stocking. It is my fifth SB stocking I have stitched and one of my favourites. My hubby is delighted. He enjoys the religious story of Christmas, so stitching a King rather than a Santa was perfect for him. The robe is stitched in the most gorgeous rich Weeks Dye Work threads. The stocking is stitched on 11ct natural linen over 2 threads.
I will now take the stocking into my local needlework shop who will sew it into a stocking. I sewed two of them into stockings myself previously, but wasn't 100% happy with the second one I did. I am now happy to offload that part of the project. When the stocking is complete I will post a photo of it with the others.
It is time for a Bothy Threads Cut Thru' Castle update also. I am so close to finishing it that it isn't funny. Probably only 3-4hours of backstitching left. I have been surprised at how much I have enjoyed the backstitching.
There are so many funny characters in this design which keeps me entertained as I stitch. Like the man reading the news on the toilet, the poor old fellow in the catapult and the bird almost struck by a wayward arrow.
Happy stitching all...