I have not been stitching much. But here is a quick update on what I have done on my gingerbread house. I am still working on my boy and girl. I already had Week 14 (Satin Stitch) and Week 15 (Stem Stitch) on the boy and girl.
Gingerbread boy and girl
As you can see in the closeup, I couched (Week 9) down a gold beading wire to outline the girl's collar. It was couched with hand quilting thread. I decorated the collar with detached chain(Week 7) in the metallic sewing thread I used on the boy. I added the belt in Barred Chain (Week 12) using one strand of DMC 321. I used Half Chevron (Week 19) for the main front of the top.