Monday, November 30, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
The pic's not a good one - I'll try to take a better one tomorrow when there's some natural light. But if you click on it and get the large version you'll get a clearer view. I love my dowelling trees because you can really see all the different items. There are almost 200 angels on my tree this year.
This ggroup of agelsis in the corner of my sitting room.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Next to the White Santas are the candles and candle-holders. I only ever light the candles on Christmas Eve - but usually only tealight candles in the candle-holders. I rarely burn a Christmas candle, and I never light a candle that's in the shape of a Santa. I just don't think it's right to burn a Santa! I have had many of the candle-holders for over 20 years, and there are a few that I've rescued from garage sales or thrift shops.
The next photo is of my two Santa cardboard masks, which I bought at a Stitches & Craft show in 1995. This is the first year I've hung them on a white wall. Usually I hang them on a brick wall, and they have nice brown eyes. This year, not thinking ahead, I put them up on a white wall didn't like their white eyes, so I popped a piece of black card behind the eyes and that made them look prettier and healthier straight away. I actually prefer them against the white wall.
The final pic is the TV corner. I have a row of light Santas on top of the telly - I tend to pick either very stable or unbreakable Santas for the telly top. Mostly they stay where they're put, but occasionally there'll be a mishap and a Santa will nose-dive to the floor when someone cuts a corner en route to the study - the door is right near the TV.
Friday, November 20, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
I finished this little Christmas ornament tonight. It's a Christmas gift for a 1 yr old little girl whose name is Georgia. The design is adapted from a LA leaflet Christmas Caboodles I've had for close to 20 years. I think I must have stitched this design for at least 20 children over the years. I stitched it this one on white 22 count hardanger over 1.
I just have 2 more ornaments to stitch for children this Christmas, but that's not the first time I've said that this year - every time I get to this stage I find I have a few more added to the list.
I'm taking a break from stitching for a couple of days while I bead a few more angels - they're for Christmas gifts too.
Friday, November 6, 2009
Six little bead decorated trees stitched and finished in tiny frames. No designer to credit - they just grew as I stitched. These will be the last of the tiny framed cross stitch designs I will make this year.
I have just two more Christmas ornaments to stitch now - one for Georgia, and one for Alex. That will finish my Christmas stitching, and I'll be able to devote my stitching time to Jolly Old Fellow. I am actually looking forward to stitching on him again.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
I now have just one more ornie to stitch as a Christmas gift. Not an angel this time. Perhaps a little stocking filled with presents. I'm going to bead half a dozen angels (more Christmas gifts) first.