Friday, November 18, 2011

Winter sets in

We've had snow in the forecast on and off for the past couple of weeks, and though we didn't get the promised amount this week, there's at least some on the ground now, and the temperatures are sliding down steadily - this afternoon with the wind we'll be reaching into the range of -20 to -25 C (down to about 13 below zeroF) - but who's being exact, it's coooooooolllldddd, and I'm happy to stay inside and stitch by the fire.

It's only appropriate, then, that my finish this week is Isabelle Vautier's Vive le Vent - for those of you whose French classes didn't include singing Christmas carols every December, the song she quotes is the French version of "Jingle Bells" (same tune,  though completely different words and meaning from the American song.)      I've used  two strands of DMC 815 on a light grey cotton evenweave - the backstitching is done in one thread of the same dark red.  My plans are to finish it as a pillow using a plaid cotton as a backing.  

Now off to finish an ornament for an exchange and then decide what to work on next - likely more on a WIP, but which one to choose, there are several  ...........


  1. It looks wonderful! Can just see it on a pillow :)

  2. ooooo looks lovely and can't wait to see it finished as a pillow ... oooo i sounds cols where you are ... we have sunshine today but its a wee bit brrr that's all :) love mouse xxx

  3. Well, Kathy and Mouse, I can hardly wait to see it as a pillow myself LOL I keep getting led astray by other stitching - watch for a couple more posts coming soon :) And thanks for your comments.