I've decided that I'd like to do some more cross stitch this year so I had a look on some online sites at different charts. I really love all the little ornaments that people make, especially those which they hang from the tree at Christmas so I definitely want to have a go at some of those. For my first project I've gone with He's A Flake by Little House Needleworks.
I love how these little ornaments are finished off but I'm not confident that I'll be able to make mine look anything like this. Sewing things up is not my forte but I'll try and muddle through.
I'd also like to start a larger project and as my niece is getting married later on this year I decided I'd have a go at a wedding sampler. To Have and To Hold is by Country Cottage Needleworks and though it doesn't look a huge project, I think it will be challenging for me, having done very little cross stitch in the past, so I won't rush it just to have it ready for the big day, it's something I can gift the happy couple at some point in the future if I haven't finished it on time. I want it to be an enjoyable process, not something which I have to work on to a deadline.
The charts arrived yesterday so I've now got to kit them up with thread and fabric and then I'll be ready to go. I'm looking forward to starting something new.