Well, today was the day I took my Christmas decorations down. Honestly, my living area looks bare now, after having decorations up for the past two months ~ first Thanksgiving and then Christmas. I always have that feeling of "something is missing", for the first day or two, after taking down the decorations. I usually use the time to change up the daily decor, instead of putting it all back the way it was before the holidays.
I'm still working on the small afghan and am close to having it finished.
I also started a new project today.
This will be another wall hanging for my cubicle at work ~ to get me through January.
The flowers are from a Christmas bouquet, I decided had lived out its life. I took the best looking flowers and leaves off the stems and separated them. I placed them, then pinned them down onto the background fabric.
I am using a blanket stitch in contrasting embroidery threads, to applique them in place. I'm using black for the burgundy flowers, a dark red for the white flowers, and I plan to use a dark green for the leaves. I will either use french knots or seed beads for the center of the flowers.