While rooting about in my stash for the next new big project, I came across three small charts: Jeanette Douglas' A Christmas Tree Ornament, Sue Donnelly's Souvenir Stitcher's Hideaway Ornament and Jeanette Douglas' The Halloween Acorn House. I also found a few scraps of mystery linen on which to stitch them..
I paired this antique rose linen with the Jeanette Douglas chart, adjusting the color way to pale and non-traditional tints including Belle Soie's Creme de Menthe, Fern Frond, Beanstalk, Lily Pad and Cabbage Patch for the tree and GAST Pink Azalea for the tent stitched vertical strips in the background. I am very pleased with the result, so much more subtle than the usual bright Christmas reds and greens.
The second one day wonder was this souvenir Tree Ornament from The Stitcher's Hideaway Retreat in 2013. Better late than never. It's pretty straigh forward stitched on raw linen in Dinky Dyes silks.
And I still haven't selected my next new large project start! Nothing is really pulling at me at the moment. That's probably a goof reason to stick to the WI[P list