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.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Smalls Report for February

It's been an unusual month for me, but I do have some stitching to show for it. In the past 2 weeks I have finished up the five Christmas ornaments I stitched in January, and I have also stitched and finished up two little stocking Christmas ornaments.

Here are my Christmas Tree ornaments:

And a snowperson ornament which will be travelling to New York state this Christmas. The chart is from BH&G's  book '101 Christmas Cross Stitch Designs' (1999).

And the little stockings which I have just finished up. They will be flying to New Zealand this Christmas. The stockings are under 3" tall.  I adapted the Santa stocking design in LA#3428 'Christmas Ornaments' book, Kooler Design Studio originally charted for plastic canvas, so that the outline was smoother,  and stitched a back.

So, there we go.  I'm looking forward to visiting all the Smalls reports to see what has been stitched in February.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Gifted Gorgeousness Report for February

I've not done much stitching at all this month. It's been an unusual month. Half of it was spent in hospital having a knee replacement surgery followed by 10 days in a rehab unit. I am home now, walking well and very pleased with my progress. I have booked in to have the other knee done in April. There'll be no holding me back then!

I did manage to stitch three Christmas ornaments, which will be Christmas gifts for the children whose names appear on them.

First, a snowperson for a great-nephew who lives in New York state, and who (unlike his Aussie cousins) knows all about snow. The chart was published in BH&G '101 Christmas Cross Stitch Designs (1999). I changed all the floss colours and the shape of the heart.

And next, two bead decorated Christmas trees. These are my own designs.

Finally, a WIP, another Christmas tree yet to have the borders finished and beads added.

I'll probably stitch one more tree before I finish up this batch of ornaments.

Thanks for visiting. I'll be hopping in to check on all the lovely stitching in the February reports.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Jo's Valentine Blog Hop

Such a lovely Valentine! Did you stitch it?
Thanks to Jo at Serendipitous Stitching for organising this lovely blog hop.