This is a Christmas present for my sister. When I saw it, the mother dragon with the stocking and her newly hatched offspring, I thought of my sister and nephew. I originally came up with the idea since my nephew was born on Christmas Eve 2010. So, that year, he was my sister's biggest gift. It's also the type of gift that my sister can then easily pass down to him. And now with the second on its way I, of course, have to make another.
I haven't really been enjoying stitching this. It has nothing to do with the pattern, it's the fabric. I'm using 40ct. Newcastle from Picture this Plus. While I love their other fabrics, this one is not working as well as I hoped. I'm stitching this 2 over 2 and I thought it would stitch up similarly to Transcendence which is 20ct. But the weave just seems a little too tight and the needle doesn't go through without some muscle. Luckily it's small, but I'm making two, but I can soldier though it.
Here's the first progress picture:
The little one has been stitched:
And everything except backstitching and the stocking rim.
Ready for the final pic?
So one down and one to go. At least one down with the stitching part. I'm going to have to wait until the Christmas trims come in at Michaels before I'll be able to finish this. I'm not sure if I should put this on the completed page or not. It is completely stitched, but the project is not done. I'll figure it out eventually.
Pattern: You Are My Gift, Ornament #1
Pattern by: Dragon Dreams
Started Stitching: June 2, 2013
Finished Stitching: June 13, 2013
Fabric: 40ct. Legacy Newcastle Linen
Floss: DMC 2 over 2; Kreinik 1 over 2; Fuzzy Stuff 1 strand
Percentage: 100% complete
Stitches: 740 out of 740 complete