Come visit with me as I stitch and craft my way from one Christmas to the next - I like to have Christmas projects close by me all year. I have a particular fondness for Santas and Angels. If you have the time, leave a comment so I know you've visited.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Deja vu

Yes - it looks almost the same as the one I posted yesterday, but it there are a few tiny differences. The baby I stitched this one for isn't due until January, but I wasn't game to stitch in 'Baby's Prenatal Christmas ' yet - just in case baby decides to make an early appearance. I'll finish this one up closer to Christmas.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Another ornament waiting for a name ...

Yes, it's the same stocking design as the last one I posted, but this one is stitched over 1 on 22 count using 1 strand of floss, and the last one was stitched over 2 on 28 count using 2 strands of floss. This one is for a friend's first grandchild, due in October. I am stitching an identical ornament for my friend's other daughter, whose baby is due in January.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Almost a finish

I just need to stitch in Baby's name and then stitch this ornie up, but I won't be doing that for a while. baby's not expected to arrive till November, and I have to wait for the name. When I do stitch it up, I'll use green floss and the white beads to lace the back and front together.

The stocking design is from LA's 1986 Christmas Caboodle leaflet. I changed the stocking and cuff width, all the floss colours, the stocking pattern, all stocking contents except the candy cane, and I substituted beads for some of the charted cross stitches.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

One last little Christmas tree

Well, the last one for September anyway. This one is my favourite. I love the little (9cm x 6cm) vintage wooden frame I found in a local op shop. I have had such fun making these little trees in the past week. I just love the tiny little star buttons I've used on them.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Another Christmas tree

Another Christmas tree ornament finished tonight.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

A batch of beaded trees

I've just fnished this batch of little trees, which I have made up into little gold frames. The picture really doesn't do them justice, I'm afraid.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Another ornament finish

This is the second "Santa's Key" ornament I've stitched recently, to make use of a couple of lttle jewelled keys I found in a local discount variety shop. This one will als go to a child living in a chimney-free house.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Another little finish

I finished making up this ornament tonight. The design is adapted from LA's 1996
leaflet Christmas Caboodle. It is one of my favourite little designs, and I have stitched it for so many children. Often, I stitch the child's name on the cuff, but this time I stitched JOY as charted. This ornament is stitched on 22 count white hardanger.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Over the top?

Well, maybe just a tiny bit ...

In cleaning out my craft cupboard yesterday, I found a stash of pre-loved Christmas items (extra-large cane wreath, artificial foliage, assorted ornaments and bells), so decided to combine them all into a wreath, which I may (or may not!) have the courage to display this Christmas.

A little finsh

I've just finished making up this Santa ornament. The designer is Donna Vermillion Giampa, and it's my favourite of the Santas in her Nine Santa Sampler. I really enjoyed stitching this one - and it broght back memories of stitching the Nine Santa Sampler in 1996. When I stitched the Sampler, I used 18 count Aida, and stitched it over 2, so my Sampler Santas are so much larger than this one.