So, my stitching, such as it is. No progress at all to report on Christmas Dreams - Santa is still resting. I did stitch five ornaments which I have not yet made up, and four more tiny Christmas cross stitched designs which I have framed in tiny frames.
The teddy bear design is adapted from a chart in LA's Christmas Miniatures leaflet.
These ornaments are for Kiwi sisters,grandchildren of an old friend. I still have a little stitching to do on the back of Annabelle's ornament.
Santa Alphabet from LA's Ultimate Alphabets book.
I stitched this for one of my nieces. I changed the colours, made a few adjustments to the design to define the areas more strongly, and to accommodate my finishing method, and added the beads.
Better Homes & Gardens on-line freebie from BHG.com
This ornament is for my youngest sister. It's a mix of designs from a variety of sources. The Santa chart is in BH&G Treasury of Christmas Cross Stitch 2003; 'JOY' and the tree shapes are from the BH&G heart freebie (above); and the angels are from Pat Waters 'A Christmas Collection 1986.
This one is for another niece. It's adapted from The Drawn Thread's on-line freebie First Snow. I changed the birds to hearts, omitted the snow flakes and snow, and added the star button and the greeting. And of course I chose my own fabric and floss (I was hundreds of km from the nearest needlework shop - I had to use what I had with me).
So, there it is. Not much to show for two months work, but all I have. I will be finishing these ornaments in the next week or so, and then I think I will stitch a few more of the ornaments on this year;s 'To Do' list. I fear that there'll be no progress on Christmas Dreams at the June report.