Cross stitching, Beaded Angels, Christmas Craft and more
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.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
At last ...
I finally finished page 21. It seems to have taken ages, but at least I know why. In the last two weeks I've not had as much stitching time as I would have liked. My house-mate has been dealt another health blow. She's still recovering from the chemo and radiation therapy, and has now been diagnosed with glaucoma. She's had laser treatment on both her eyes in the past week. And just so I don't feel out of it, my Pagets Disease (affecting mainly my skull), which has been in remission for the past few years, had become active again, so I'm back on the daily tablets to knock it back down. Not happy, Jan!
Sometimes life just doesn't seem to be playing fair. This is one of those times in my house!
WIP: HAED Christmas Dreams (artist Dona Gelsinger, chart by Michele Sayetta)
Size 625 stitches wide x 416 stitches high (66 A4 chart pages, large format). Commenced 1/1/2016. I am stitching on 22 count hardanger, with 2 strands of floss over 1, tent stitch, and I am stitching it sideways, as it was too wide for my frame. My aim is to have it framed and on my wall for Christmas 2020. I have now finished 19 of the 66 pages, and have now stitched 80,546 stitches of the total 260,000 - so it's about 31% completed.
May 15 - 4 tiny Christmas teddies in tiny gold frames.
Mar 8 - Page 59 of Christmas Dreams (my 19th page)
Mar 5 - Tiny button & bead decorated Christmas tree in tiny gold frame
Mar 5 - Six tiny button &/or bead decorated heart shaped wreaths in tiny gold frames
Mar 4 - Beatrix Potter Peter Rabbit Growth Chart
Feb 23 - 9 tiny button &/or bead decorated Christmas trees in gold frames
Feb 21 - Page 14 of Christmas Dreams (my 18th page)
Feb 12 - Page 3 of Christmas Dreams (my 17th page)
Feb 6 - Page 25 of Christmas Dreams (my 16th page)
Jan 24 - Page 36 of Christmas Dreams (my 15th page)
Jan 19 - Page 47 of Christmas Dreams (my 14th page)
Jan 10 - 14 tiny button &/or bead decorated Christmas trees in gold frames
My 'To Stitch" List for 2017
24 Tiny Christmas cross stitch framed in 3cm sq gold frames - FINISHED (35 in all)
Baby's First Christmas ornament for Aislinn's baby
Baby's First Christmas ornament for Carter
Baby's First Christmas Ornament for Karlie's baby
Christmas ornament for Ainsley & Todd - STITCHED
Christmas ornament for Amelia
Christmas ornament for Angus
Christmas ornament for Annabelle Grace
Christmas ornament for Annabelle in NZ - STITCHED
Christmas ornament for Arnie
Christmas ornament for Aubrey Joan
Christmas ornament for Bodhi - STITCHED
Christmas ornament for Chloe
Christmas ornament for Ciara - STITCHED
Christmas ornament for Dylan
Christmas ornament for Fin
Christmas ornament for Gabriella in NZ - STITCHED
Christmas ornament for Gayle
Christmas ornament for James in GB
Christmas ornament for Jude
Christmas ornament for Kellie
Christmas ornament for Liam in GB
Christmas ornament for Maeve
Christmas ornament for Mostyn
Christmas ornament for Rohan
Christmas ornament for Sarben
Christmas ornament for Tilly
Christmas ornament for Wendy - STITCHED
Growth Chart for Angus (started in 2016) - FINISHED Mar 4
HAED Christmas Dreams, 12 pages - 6 pages stitched this year to date
Name sampler for Fin
Name sampler for Mostyn
Name sampler for Sarben
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My Favourite Stitched Santa
This is the largest (and longest) of my many stitching projects over the past 30 years or so. It is HAED JG92105, Jolly Old Fellow (artwork by Dona Gelsinger, charted by Michele Sayetta), which I commenced January 2009, and finished on June 25, 2012. JOF is stitched over 1 on 22 count white hardanger. The charted size is 400 x 509 stitches, but I added 2 stitches to the width, making it 402 wide.