Friday, December 9, 2011

Come On Baby, Light My Fire

I did all the cross stitching on Sunday. Then it took me almost a week to do the backstitch. I blame the winter, which results in a cold house (regardless of the furnace), which results in a cold stitching spot and cold fingers. I'm been trying to hold off on using the portable heater already (only -20s now, I want to wait until it gets to -30), but I think it's time I just went ahead and used it.

I couldn't figure out what was making this Christmassy when I looked at the chart. Some of the others are obvious (carols, stocking etc). Even after I stitched it up I couldn't figure out what a giant gem had to do with Christmas. In fact, this post was actually asking about it. But I just realized that the phoenix is carrying a star! Better late than never ;)

TitleChristmyth Phoenix
DesignerDragon Dreams
Start date December 3, 2011
Finish dateDecember 9, 2011
Total time4 hours
Fabric14 ct white perforated paper
FlossKreinik 28 instead of 202. All else as charted


Annie said...

He looks great! And try a pair of fingerless gloves to keep your hands warm while stitching!

Ma Teakettle said...

Gorgeous Blu! I agree fingerless gloves are the best ;)

Rebekah said...

Very pretty! I have this one mostly completed somewhere in a drawer. I need to try to find it and finish it.

Lonneke said...

Yes, yes, very pretty.

Lesley said...

Oooh I missed this one. What gorgeous colours.

Joysze said...

Aww, he's darling.

Holy moly, that's cold!! Poor you. :(

Tatkis said...

Beautiful dragon - so bright and shining!
If only I could send you some warm weather...