...but stitchers can live it all year long through their stitching!
This is Cross-Eyed Cricket's "The Dickens, You Say!" I started it sometime in early 2009, I think. I got pretty far, then the project bag with the fibers disappeared. Like most of X-Eyed Cricket's designs, it's charted for DMC, but somehow I had the great idea to change some of the fibers to overdyed cottons, and with the bag gone and not having jotted down the changes, I've been out of luck. Or at least, too lazy to research what I might have used--until now. Seems a shame not to finish it up. This is a cute design that I'd like to frame for Christmas next year. I believe I am using 32 count Lakeside in Pear (or vintage pear).
This is where I left off when I last stitched on it, around 2010. Not a good representation of the colors. The photo above is better.
The verse refers to "A Christmas Carol," by Charles Dickens, of course.
"God bless us, Every One."