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, February 15, 2017

Gifted Gorgeousness Report for February

It's been a busy stitching month for me - and all of my stitching in the past month qualifies for the GG report.  I stitched another 9 little Christmas trees to decorate and frame in the tiny gold coloured frames.  I haven't got the beads and buttons out yet, so this is what the naked trees look like - or at least this batch, as every batch is likely to be different! That last little tree has a white pot.  I guess I forgot to backstitch. Once they are finished, they will go into my 'take home gift basket' for Christmas visitors (and often the mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters, and teachers of Christmas visitors).


I also stitched and decorated this very slightly larger tree, which is about 4cm  (1.6") tall and a bit over 2 cm (0.8")wide.  I have to go looking for a frame for this one.



There has been no further progress on the Dimensions Beatrix Potter Peter Rabbit Height Chart (gifted to my niece by a friend, and stitched by me at my niece's request).  I am still waiting for the extra birth and height details my niece wants added to it.  The poor dear is midway through renovations on the house they moved into just before Christmas, and she has better things to thnk of than the details I want.  I have now back-stitched a border around the stitched design, and on the backing fabric, and I have felt and cardboard ready to stiffen it, so I am all ready to finish it off.  I am hopeful that the finishing method I have in mind will allow easy removal of the internal stiffening so extra details can be stitched, and the chart can be laundered.  I have decided to go ahead and make it up anyway (just as soon as I finish my current page of Christmas Dreams and get those little trees decorated and framed).


Which brings me to my current WIP, HAED Christmas Dreams (chart, fabric and most of the floss bought with birthday money/vouchers).  Here is where I started at four weeks ago (13 pages stitched):



And here is Christmas Dreams now, with 17 pages stitched and just the face/head to go on the 18th page (which will complete the 3rd of 11 rows of pages).  I am stitching it sideways, but I turned it around so you can see my lovely Santa properly. Four pages finished in the past 4 weeks - a record for me!  When the page I am stitching on is finished, the picture will be 30% complete. Yay!


So, that's the end of my story for the  February GG report.  Thank you for visiting.

10 comments:

Tiffstitch said...

Beautiful work on everything! Your little and not-so-little trees are lovely, and such a nice idea. Fantastic progress on Santa as well.

Sheryl S. said...

Goodness, you have done a lot of stitching on the lovely Santa design and the little trees will make delightful gifts.

Mini said...

I like how you are stitching xmas ornaments round the year, so well planned.
I'm in awe of your progress on Santa.

CJ said...

Everything is fabulous. The trees are lovely, I can't wait to see them with beads, very intriguing.

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

Thanks for taking part in GG this month. I do love all your little trees. I really should make one myself this year.

Awesome progress on Santa too, you really have done loads on him this year.

Kerryp77 said...

Those tiny trees are amazing especially the beaded one (and the ones in your last post too)

Justine said...

I can't believe how much you have stitched on Santa! He looks a bit scary without any eyes...

Lovely beaded and naked trees too!

jocondine said...

Your progress on Santa are amazing, nearly 30% that's great, congrats! Amitiés

Astrids dragon said...

I love your trees, especially the beaded one.
Santa is coming together nicely, bet he can't wait to see!

Julie said...

Christmas Dreams has grown so much, its beautiful.
Love the beaded tree.