The theme for this month caused me some trouble. Although I absolutely love Christmas trees and Xmas gifts, I couldn't find a single chart that I fancied stitching. I even considered giving this month's theme a miss - can you imagine?!! Thankfully, in the end I found a little leaflet of charts from The World of Cross Stitching magazine, and in it was a simple design of a Xmas tree using a few cross stitches and some blackwork. What makes the design special is the fact that the whole tree is stitched with metallics:)
In the original chart gold and red metallic threads were used, but since I didn't have any suitable gold threads I decided to switch the gold for green metallics instead. I hoped it would work since the Xmas tree normally is green anyway lol.
Today I made a start:
Since it is stitched with DMC metallics it is quite a slow process. I can only stitch with short threads so it's lots of starts and stops... However, I am quite pleased with my process and it actually looks quite nice and sparkly:) Most of all, I am very pleased that I, at last, found an ornament to stitch for this month!
Have fun with all your Xmas ornaments!