And the 2020 edition! The pictures don't quite do the threads I used justice. The "sparkly" doesn't show in the photos. With the exception of the deep green and the burgundy in the two in the top row, all the other colours have a metallic or sparkle thread through them. The blue & grey threads had a silver mstrand through them, the red a green metallic strand, and the white I had one with a white irridescent metallic strand and one with a gold strand. The beading was new for me. After crocheting a piece, I have attached beads by glue or sewing - but I had never crocheted beads into the piece as I went before. The pattern actually calls for them to be glued on afterwards, but for longevity sake, I thought crocheting them right in would be better. Too easy for glue to get brittle and the beads to be lost over time, or in the case of Niece8, who is 18 months, to pull off! I did have a bit of help from my Mom in tying the ribbon bows, as she is very good at it, whereas I am rather bad at it!
A close up pic of one (glittery thread a bit more visible in this one):
WIP Elegant Irises by Amanda Butler Lazy Days by Mystic Stitch pg 1/24 (BAP) Nativity Story Table Topper pg 1/6 by Blackberry Lane Designs (BAP) Amazing Grace by MBT (BAP) pg 1/6 Baby Ark Sampler by Bothy Threads pg 1/4 Skate by AAN Herbes et Epices by Madame La Fee Ornaments 1/12
Completed 2020 Names of God by MBT Ponchos x3 (2 nieces, 1 doll version!) Christmas ornaments - 11/11 Soffia by AAN