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.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Gifted Gorgeousness Report for September

It was a very slow stitching month for me.  I didn't meet my goal of finishing all my ornaments, but I I have stitched and finished two Christmas ornaments, and framed a cross stitch finished earlier in the year. I have now almost finished my 'gifts to stitch' list for 2015 - or I would have, had I not just added another 6 projects to the list.

This ornament is for my niece Amira, who admired my collection of Lorri Birmingham antique Santas last year.
Designer:  Lorri Birmingham
from Santa Bell Pull chart
in BH&G Cross Stitch Chrstmas 1995

 And this one is for her mother, my sister Gayle, who has an abiding fascination with cherubs. The scan has distorted it - in real life it  has even edges, not distorted ones.
Designer:  Nancy Dokter & Linda Culp Calhoun
from LA 2870, Angel Alphabet

My niece Aislinn gave me this kit, which she had intended to stitch, when she found her new baby was interfering with the time available for cross stitching.  I stitched it earlier this year, and have just framed it (in a pre-loved frame I found at a garage sale).  I will be giving it back to my niece for Christmas this year. The photo doesn't do it justice - the colours are much brighter, and the light has created some odd marks on the frame.
Dimensions kit, Santa's Secret

For next month's report I hope to have my remaining six Christmas ornament gifts finished, and to have made a start on a name sampler using letters from the Allura Aussie alphabet.

I really enjoy being part of the Gifted  Gorgeousness 'group', and love looking at all the other blogs.


CathieJ said...

Oh I love all that beautiful Christmas cross-stitch. I like the way you have finished the ornaments. I'm getting ideas for future gifts!

Annie said...

As usual your projects are beautiful! I adore the big Santa!!! I'm also keeping busy with my Xmas gift stitching:))

Le trame della Galaverna said...

Wow so lovely
You did a great work with beautiful finish

Julie said...

Two super ornaments
Love Santa, he is fabulous.

Brigitte said...

Those are some wonderful gifts.

jocondine said...

Well done, those gifts are lovely, must think to open my Christmas stitching books very soon, weeks pass and Advent time is already in 2 months 1/2. xxx

Justine said...

Beautiful stitching Elfie - I remember seeing your niece's Santa when he was finished. He looks even better all framed up! You are very organised!

DJ said...

Lovely stitching!! And all your patterns are wonderful! I'm sure all the recipients are going to love them!

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

Thanks for taking part in GG this month. Your ornies are always a delight to see each month.
I'm so happy that you are enjoying the SAL. I will definitely be continuing next year, it's been so popular and so inspiring too.

Renee said...

Your ornaments are darling and I just love Santa in the frame you chose for him. Beautiful work, as always!