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.

Monday, May 20, 2024

Happy Dance time

 I've just finished up my latest batch of ornaments, all destined to be Christmas gifts for children on my Christmas list.  

I stitched six Jeremiah Junction nutcrackers, all charted in the Nutcracker III booklet.

And five angels inspired by L&L's Band of Angels chart or the L&L free Christmas angels.  These will all be Christmas gifts for children.

Friday, April 19, 2024

Finishes - at last!

 I was shocked when I checked my work basket earlier this month, and found 18 stitched designs waiting to be made up into Christmas ornaments.  I am happy to say now that all have been fully finished.

And here they are:

The gingerbread ornaments are adapted from a design by Barbara Mock ( in Christmas Quickies II).  I omitted the wreath, changed floss colours and made a few other changes.  The teddies with Santa hats are a Dale Burdett design.  I changed some of the floss colours.  The other teddy is an old DMC online freebie.  The small candycanes were the December design in a calendar published in a very old US magazine (possibly Just Cross Stitch, from the 1990s). I changed their orientation, and used the floss I had in my workbasket.  The larger candycane is a Kooler design (in LA's Mini Cross Stitch Ornaments, 2009). The reindeer one is adapted from The Prairie Schooler's design in the 1998 JCS Christmas ornament issue.  The beaded Christmas trees and JOY ornaments are my own designs.

Friday, March 29, 2024

Easter Blog Hop

 Once again, Jo at Serendipitous Stitching is hosting the Easter blog hop.  I always enjoy popping around to collect the letters and identify the message they form.

We are asked to share an Easter or Spring pucture. I don't have any Easter related stitching to show, so I decided on some floral pieces.  have recently moved house, and just this week had my framed items hung in their new homes. This is one wall of my craft room (shown as Bedroom 2 on the plan). It has two samplers I stitched, and in the middle a SAL project that has visited USA, Canada, Britain, and home to Australia.

The letter I was given to share is 'i'.  Specifically, little i not capital I.

You will find your next letter here.

Happy hunting!