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.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

My final 'finish' for 2016, and GG Report for December

The final Gifted Gorgeousness Report for 2016 -hasn't that arrived quickly! I thought I had made my last Christmas ornament for 2016, and then my niece announced a new four-legged family member, so I picked up the needle and made this, definitely my final (and my simplest) Christmas ornament for 2016. I finished it last night, just in time for our family Christmas Dinner on Sunday, where I hope I will meet the puppy Bodhi.

Before I went on holidays at the end of November, I stitched the third character on my great-nephew's Beatrix Potter Peter Rabbit Growth Chart.  Just Squirrel Nuttal to go now.  I have barely enough fabric left at the top, and may have to adjust the ribbon flourish around Squirrel Nuttal to make it fit on the fabric (I did measure it twice, and thought I had plenty of fabric, but obviously something went wrong with my calculations!). I have bought some blue fabric to add to the top of the growth chart, and I am planning to stitch baby's name and birth details on that.  I will make that a priority for 2017.  My niece wants it finished as a wall-hanging (not framed), and I want to have it all finished up as soon as I can, so I can devote my stitching time to HAED 'Christmas Dreams' in the first half of 2017.

This is the growth chart so far:

I have enjoyed very much being part of the Gifted Gorgeousness group this year, and plan to be back next year.  Merry Christmas!


DJ said...

What a lovely ornament you have for Bohdi! I hope we'll see pictures of the puppy!! I also love the growth chart, won't that look fabulous in the baby's room!! I've enjoyed the Gifted Gorgeousness challenge, and I'll see you again next year!

Bea said...

That is a terrific ornament. Love the growth chart as the Beatrix Potter stories were favourites of mine and it's wonderful to see my 'friends' again.

Julie said...

I've seen such a lot of beautiful ornaments when I've visited you this year and this one is just as delightful.
Love the height chart, I do love Peter Rabbit

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

Thanks for taking part in GG this year. I've really enjoyed seeing your beautiful ornies each month. I think you have stitched more than any other contributor! Even the dog gets an Elfie Ornie, lucky puppy.