Saturday, September 7, 2013

12 Dragonlets of Christmas: First Post

I know, I know, I went dark again.  This time my grandfather thought it would be a good idea for us to see what the inside of the local hospital looks like by being admitted.  Unfortunately he had to spend a few nights before being discharged.  But he's doing better now so I've found some time to be crafty again.

Last year, 2012, Jennifer Aikman-Smith posted 12 cute little dragonlets on Dragon Dreams' Facebook Page.  Reading Jo's Blog actually was what got me over to Facebook to check them out.  I have an account on Facebook, I'm just not very active.  And I just fell in love with these little guys.

Most people are making these into ornaments and the like, not me, I like to be different. :D  Using a cross stitch program, I've made them into a sampler of sorts.  However, I'm not going to show you what it's going to look like when finished.  I'm planning on stitching all the dragons first, then going back and adding all the extras I've made to make it a frameable piece.

So I didn't start with the first Dragon of Christmas, I started in the middle which ended up being #8 Dragons Milking.  I started this after I got home from work and finished them just before midnight!  Wow, they go fast!  Jo's also working on these, so, sorry if this will be the second time you've seen these, but our projects will end differently, I promise.

Here are the pictures for my first Dragonlet:

Just the colors of the dragons first:

Here are the rest of the colors minus the backstitching:

And here they are completed:

One down and 11 to go... and everything else I've added.  Stick around to see more.

Here are the overall stats for when the project is completed:

Project Stats:
Pattern: 12 Dragonlets of 2012
Pattern by: Dragon Dreams Facebook Page
Started Stitching: September 6, 2013
Fabric: 28ct. Legacy Cashel Linen
Floss: DMC 2 over 2, or 1 over 2 Kreinick #4 Braid
Percentage: 7.9% complete
Stitches: 330 out of 4,175 complete

I don't have anything prepared for the Saturday completed project post, I should have something for you next week.


  1. I downloaded them too, but have yet to decide how to stitch them. So I'll be watching your progress with interest! X

  2. Yay! I'm an enabler! Looking forward to seeing how you finish these. I don't enjoy borders or I'd have stitched a sampler so I'm quite intrigued by your plans.

    Giovanna is also stitching them, in the same order as me, one a month!