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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

7 comments:

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 ;)
Hugs
Ma

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...

Hugs,
Tatyana