As promised (or threatened, depending on how you look at it), here is a picture of the stocking. Finished and ready to hang for Christmas 2010. It was a lot of fun but I am so glad I have it finished. I’m thinking that before I hang it next year I will change the hanger ribbon to something more substantial. The ribbon they provided is really too thin to be used for anything other than decoration but I was so desperate to get it done and hanging before I packed everything away that I used it. I want something a bit wider and not so flimsy. I stuck in a few close-ups hoping that the beading would show up. Also you cannot tell that the tinsel is metallic and really picks up the light and shines. The best thing of all is that my daughter is happy with it, I am happy with it and it gives me a good feeling to know that it is safely resting until needed.
The really goofy thing is that now I wish I had another cross-stitch project to do. Like I don’t have enough knitting sitting around, begging to be finished. Or started, as the case may be. Then again, can we ever have too many projects going?