In preparation for my Christmas in July project, I completed my little warm up project at the cottage this weekend. It's just sweet. Even though it's not done in Christmas colors, it will still bring a smile to your face. This little project was a free download, from Gail Pan Designs and this little Merry Christmas stitch project can be downloaded from this link..
I happened to be in Michael's on Friday and picked up this $6.99 spring hoop. It works fabulous for me. Just lay your fabric over the blue hoop, then squeeze the hoop down into the other side of the fabric.
I didn't have to stretch the fabric to get the right tautness... It was perfect for me.
After I finished my little Christmas birdie project, I had borrowed some various threads to test out. I'm not convinced that 2 strands of DMC are now what I want to use. Here is a picture of my little test. I also have the Finca 12 wt, but it seems to be exactly the same as the Sulky 12 wt thread.
I think I'm settling on a 12 wt twist, but not sure what brand I will use. It will depend on what I can buy locally now. On Thursday, I'll be making my first visit to a stitching store in Moncton called "Because you Count". I'm looking forward to my visit there I'm sure they'll have something that will be just fine.
So there, with a couple of weeks to spare, I think Ill be ready to start stitching on July 1st. That will be Canada Day, and we'll no doubt be at the cottage. I will post about my Christmas in July progress on each of the 5 Sunday's in July starting on July 2nd. Now I have to figure out how to do a blogpost from the cottage without the internet.