Tiny Needle Tuesday

It’s been a while since I’ve had a tiny needle post, as I’ve put off cross-stitching until after Christmas. But, my gnomes require blanket-stitching around all the applique, so I figure it qualifies for TNT.

Like Dad’s sweater, I’ve been trying to put some hours into it every evening. Burton has been keeping me on track.

Cross-stitching aside, I’ve never been great at any sort of embroidery – and blanket stitch is no exception. But I think my wonky stitches give it a rather “primitive” charm.

I’ve completed the body of one gnome, and the feet, hand and antler of another. I probably won’t get this done in time for Christmas, but I hope to get it finished by the new year. Then I can pack it away with the rest of the Christmas stuff and it will be ready and easy to find next Christmas!

7 thoughts on “Tiny Needle Tuesday

  1. Reminds me of when I try to darn a sock; in my mind, I ‘see’ wonderful, flat stitchery.
    In reality, there is a lump, and I should just get a new pair of socks.
    These are store-bought, ugly socks; if they were lovely like yours, Val, I’d be ever so careful!


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