I’ve put away the Playful Snowmen ornaments until next year. This will be the only cross stitch I’ll work on downstairs until it is done.
The engine is now complete, but I need to finish the backstitching.
I’m hoping to have the backstitching done by the end of the weekend, as well as the smoke coming out of the smokestack and the snow in the background where the cars meet. Then next week I can move on to the top part of the stocking. This stocking is for my DH and he’s enjoying seeing it come to life as much as I am.
Upstairs, I decided to pull out the mandala once again. Here is what it looked like on September 27th.
I’ve worked on it 4 mornings over the last two weeks, and I’ve gotten this far:
All the gold top stitching has been done on the portals and the first two buildings on this side. I’ll be turning the corner next weekend, I hope.
I haven’t been able to do a lot of stitching the last few months because of my hands. I think having two large projects upstairs to alternate in the mornings and two downstairs to alternate for the afternoons and evenings is the best for me. I will get things done but in a more relaxed time frame.