I can't believe how quick these 5 Sundays in July have come and go. This week, I easily completed the long skinny holly block. Because it had no trees or snowflakes, it was an easy finish.
I'm really trying to stitch "Clean", but with those french knots (which I love doing), it's hard to avoid those little floating threads in the back. I'm glad I'm using the two layers of cotton, because they do hide the floats really well.
Taking the advice of one of my commenters last month, and even though I still have 5 smaller blocks left to do, I've decided to start the largest block next. It's the one with the Walking in Winter Wonderland" words. It's the signature block.
I discovered I enjoyed using the smaller 5.5" spring hoop when I was doing the holly leaves. I found that my fingers could reach the center of the hoop and I didn't have to reposition as often as the larger hoop. So I have started the "Walking" block with the smaller hoop, and I think it'll be the one I use from now on.
Well, there it is, my Christmas in July project has kept me busy and entertained all July. I'm thinking I should have called it my Christmas in the Summer because, for sure, this will take me the rest of the summer to complete the stitching.