I’m trying to get this quick cross stitch project called ‘The Spirit of Holiday Baking’ by Brookes Books stitched in time for Christmas, as I want to display it along with the gingerbread village buildings from Victoria Sampler that I’ve made before (not that they’re in the same kind of scale, but I just like gingerbread things!).
The design itself is quite simple, but deceptively so – the shading is good, considering there aren’t a huge number of thread colours in the design. But the area to be stitched (in a couple of weeks. Yikes!) just for the main ‘angel’ is about three inches by eight, on 14 count perforated paper, and I’m really busy with posting out Christmas orders of my embroidery kits at this time of year, so I haven’t got much ‘free time’ for stitching.
But whenever I get a minute, I put a few stitches in, and it’s growing….
There are two main sheets of designs. One is the angel herself, with a few ‘accessories’ on the spare paper around her (which will be cut out later and assembled into one piece). I’ve finished that bit now – adding the beads really makes it look special. The bare patch on the front of her apron is for a pocket to be appliqued later. She has a cute beaded flower on her hat.
Now I’m doing the second sheet, which is for little gingerbread pieces, and the angels wings. Aren’t these looking great?
I’ve just got the wings to complete, then I can start to put it all together, so it should actually be finished in time for Christmas.
4 thoughts on “A quick cross stitch project: 2. The Spirit of Holiday Baking (a gingerbread style angel by Brookes Books)”
Hi I am trying to get the pattern for The Spirit of Holiday Baking and cannot find a place to put my order. Can you please help me. Marilyn Mor
If you go to the Etsy shop of Brookes Books, there is a link in the top right of the screen to contact the seller – she should then be able to help you . https://www.etsy.com/shop/BrookesBooksStore
I’ve stitched this and it’s really cute. Love your needlework!
Thank you! I’m really enjoying stitching this 🙂