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.

Friday, November 29, 2019

Smalls SAL - November report

I thought I had finished all my 2019 stitching, and I hadn't expected to have anything to show for the November Smalls report. However, a new baby in the extended family prompted me to stitch a bib, and the announcement of a pregnancy has me stitching another Christmas ornament.

The ornament is waiting to be made up. Hopefully tomorrow.

And here is the bib. It will be a Christmas gift for baby George. I modified the design from a Sam Hawkins chart.

I won't be putting my stitching basket away. I will be stitching up a few more Christmas ornaments for Christmas visitors. I thought I had made plenty, but it's not yet December, and my gift basket is already looking depleted.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

GG report for November, and my Christmas House

November 15 is the reporting day for the Gifted Gorgeousness SAL hosted by Jo at Serendipitous Stitching. Pretty much anything stitched using gifted supplies, or stitched to be given as a gift qualifies for the GG SAL. 

I finished my 2019 stitching list some time ago, but today I framed up four cross stitched pieces as Christmas gifts for a great-nephew and three greatnieces, so I am using a shoehorn to claim them for this month's GG report. 

I have just finished decorating my house for Christmas, and I just can't stop myself from putting up some pics.  I started decorating earlier than normal because it usually takes two of us 3 weeks, and this year I didn't have my helper. Last year I didn't decorate at all because of illness, so I wanted this year to be special. To my amazement I finished my Christmas transformation in under 3 weeks. So, here are some pictures.

If you came to my house for a Christmas visit, this is what you would see when I opened the front door for you:

Upstairs you will find my Jim Shore pieces.

Downstairs in the loungeroom there are Angels and Santas aplenty.

My Santa tree

My Angel tree

My stitched ornament and
 handcrafted beaded angel tree

My vintage Santas

And on the entry level, you will find my big Santa waiting to greet you. The dining room, kitchen, and sitting room are on this level.

I've enjoyed showing some of my festive house . I hope you have a happy Christmas, and that 2020 brings for you and your loved ones a year of good health, good fortune, and contentment.

Merry Christmas!