Thursday, August 9, 2012

Christmas Crackers

Hi everyone,

I have finished the first of the Melissa Shirley Christmas Crackers.  Talk about instant gratification!  It probably took a total of 6 hours of stitching.  With all the complicated projects that I have going on that require such THINKING,  this was a relief!  And a great way to support your LNS.

I did pick up a few tips during my 6 hours of stitching the cracker.  I now love Elegance thread - this was the first time I used it - SO much better than Trebizond.  The elegance "kept its twist" the whole way through and I didn't have to use short lengths.

The second thing I learned was to use a beading mat.  It's a lot faster than trying to dig the beads out of the tacky bobs.  Although the bobs are great for storing the beads so it's a trade off.

Tonight is our ANG meeting where we choose our big project to finish for 2012-2013.  Will keep you posted!

Happy Stitching,



  1. This is beautiful. Love instant gratification.

  2. Nice! I haven't gotten mine yet. Jealous much.