I have had thoughts of Christmas in my head lately. It's as much to do with a necessity of planning as anything else, as presents have been needed to be bought on a bit of a tight schedule and delivered to people way ahead of time as family and friends are scattered far and wide.
Another fun part of the Christmas preparations is the thought of decorating the home, and alongside shop bought decorations I want to mark our year with something handmade, and so I have decided to make a decoration or two to add to the tree this year.
I always underestimate how much time it will take me to complete a cross stitch project, so this seemed like a bit of a slog towards the end, though it was very rewarding to finally remove the strands of waste canvas and see the design in all its glory. The waste canvas grabbed onto the surface of the felt a little when I tried to remove it, but once a few strands were free it came apart with a little more freedom under the helping pinch of a pair of tweezers.
I have a couple more Christmas decorations to make as I am taking part in the FMSI Ornament Swap, though as I can't risk any spoilers getting spotted by my swappee, they'll have to wait until after they have been received before I post about them. Can't be too careful now!