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, June 4, 2015

WIPocalypse Report for June

So, this month's WIPocalypse discussion topic is:
Do you find yourself more productive with stitching in summer or winter?

Not something I have ever thought about, really.  I live in an area where there is not a great temperature range.  It can get really hot in summer but it never gets very cold in winter.  I don't think the temperature really effects my stitching pattern.  If the weather is cold and wet I have more pain in my hands (from rheumatoid arthritis), so I might have shorter stitching sessions, but I do try to stitch every day.  The only time I don't stitch is in November and December.  That happens to be summer here, but my reason for not stitching is that I am totally engrossed in settling up the house for Christmas and then with Christmas visitors.

In the past month, I have finished up the ornaments I stitched in May, and stitched and finished another four Christmas.  

First, an ornament for a new addition to the extended family, born in New York of Aussie parents.  
The stocking is (heavily) adapted from a design in LA's Christmas Caboodle leaflet. 
The tiny koala is adapted from a design by Di Noyce, 
published in Jill Oxton's Cross Stitch Australia magazine.

Next, Christmas ornaments for two young brothers, honorary great-nephews.
The teddy is a Dale Burdett design, from A Mini Christmas booklet.
Santa is a Barbara Mock design, from Dimensions Christmas Quickies booklet.

And a Christmas ornament, another Dale Burdett teddy, for a little Kiwi, grand-daughter of an old friend.

Then the ornaments stitched in May and finished up this month:

And that's my stitching month.


jocondine said...

Great finishes, joy and peace is very nice and looks so much detailed. xxx

Le trame della Galaverna said...

Wow beautiful ornaments. Great work.

Pam said...

Wow, more lovely stitching, well done

Shebafudge said...

Lots of beautiful stitching and finishing, as always. Have you ever posted a tutorial as to how to do the gorgeous bead hangers that you make? I would love to make on but wouldn't know where to start. xx

Erin (moviemuse) said...

Wow, you did such a great job on the first Christmas ornament. It looks absolutely wonderful. So sweet!

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

You have been busy! We don't get much variety in temperature here either, it's mostly cold rain or warm rain!