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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Gifted Gorgeousness SAL

I was pleased to find the SAL as most of the cross stitched items I make each year are destined to be gifts - usually Christmas gifts.  This year I will be making around 50 Christmas ornaments and also several framed works to give as Christmas presents.

So far this year I have stitched six Christmas ornaments, but not yet made them up.  I usually batch my ornament finishing, and I plan to finish up this batch after I  have stitched one more Nutcracker ornament.

Here's what I have stitched:

Nutcrackers from Jeremiah Junction Nutcracker Factory III booklet(for a pair of sisters)

Ornaments for a young niece and her baby brother.  The Santa is from Barbara Mock's Christmas Quickies I booklet.  The Santa Teddy is from a Dale Burdett Christmas booklet.

and two little stocking ornaments - one for my great-nephew who will be celebrating his second Christmas, the other for a little English boy born a few years ago (the original ornament I stitched for him got lost in transit).  The stocking design is adapted from one in LA's Christmas Caboodle leaflet. The tiny teddy is adapted from a design in Graphwork's Mini Motif Designs Christmas Vol 8.

I have just one more Nutcracker to stitch, then I will make these up before I start anything new.

17 comments:

Justine said...

These are beautiful! It must be Christmas all year round in your stitching basket!

Elfie said...

Absolutely, Justine!

Julie said...

Wonderful gifts you are creating.

Jan Gartlan said...

So lovely!

sew.darn.quilt said...

These would be great fun to stitch all year, they'll be such treasured gifts.

Hazel D said...

Wow your list of 2015 projects is very impressive. Love what you have shown us this month and look forward to many more

Christine said...

These are lovely!

Barbi said...

Oh my word!! You are speed stitching! They are all wonderful. You are going to have a great year with all these finishes already under your belt

Stitching in the country said...

Great start. I'm sure they will all be loved

Marcy said...

Wow! You're off to a great start. I love them all :)

jocondine said...

I find your nutcrackers very original works for ornaments.

cheryl said...

How wonderful! I will enjoy seeing all of your ornaments throughout the year.

Lyndsey said...

A great start to the years stitching and very cute designs.

Clare - Aimetu said...

Beautiful work - that's a lot of gifts to do :)

EvalinaMaria said...

So lovely!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Thanks for taking part in GG this month.

This is definitely the right SAL for you, you are a very generous stitcher indeed. I bet the families love these little ornies.

Gillie said...

Lovely, fifty is quite a number !