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.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

I've been playing with the hot glue gun ...

and made up this batch of 14 angels. Not stitched - these little angels with their button limbs and wire-edged ribbon dresses are glued together, and seemed to take forever to make this year. I threaded the button limbs a few weeks ago when I was holidaying in the van, did the face painting last week, made the 'dresses' this week, and finally got them all finished tonight.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Another finish

No stitching at all involved in these little wreaths. There are 21 in this batch, The wreaths are about 6cm (2.5") in diameter.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

A batch of Angels finished

Sixteen little Christmas angels. They're resting now but come Chrstmas they'll be hanging from their fishing-line cords, and hopefully bringing Christmas spirit into the homes where they will be living.

Monday, September 12, 2011

More little Chrstmas trees

Six more tiny button and bead decorated Christmas trees finished and framed in tiny gold frames (just 4cm wide and 4.5 cm tall).

Friday, September 9, 2011

Three little finishes

Christmas gifts for three little sisters. This is one of my favourite designs to stitch, adapted from LA's Christmas Caboodle leaflet published in 1986. I have stitched nine ornments with this design in various colours this year alone, and I hate to think how many I have stitched over the last 20+ years, but I do know there wouldn't have been a year that I didn't stitch at least one.

Friday, September 2, 2011

September already ...

I couldn't resist the impulse to take this pic of Miss Maddie making herself comfortable on the lounge chair. This is her subtle signal to me that it's tme for us to go up to bed. It's such a pleasure to see her back to normal, when just 2 months ago it really did look as though she was on her last legs. Even the Vet is mystified by her recovery.

Here are my latest finishes - six little framed bead and button decorated Christmas trees.

I just framed the last of them a few minutes ago. There's no designer to credit - they just grew as I stitched - and they;re stitched on scraps of linen.