Since I'm the devoted wife of the trip leader, I figured I'd best donate something to the auction. I always have a stack of X Stitch waiting for frames and so went through those and chose two for the auction:
This one I stitched back in 2000 to hang near the kitchen table in our home. Obviously, that never happened. I thought perhaps a young family may find it appealing. It is very different than the types of cross stitch I usually tackle, but I like the scene and the colors.
This holiday X stitch is a Diane Arthurs design, I love her work. I tea stained the aida:
While I was at it, I pulled two personal favorites out of the pile to frame for our home.
First, The North Wind, which I completed last Fall in a stitch a long with three other blogging pals. I love this piece of work and have no idea if it will hang here or be a gift.... I would find it very difficult to let it go.
And, another Diane Arthurs design for the holidays. I am especially pleased with the frame choice for this piece.
There are many more in the pile, they'll get framed eventually. Or not.