I stitched this for DS1 to give to his girlfriend as it is their 1 year anniversary today. We are both Edward fans and she is such a lovely girl. This is a freebie from Plum Street Samplersand is really quick to stitch up.
Cathy Livingston - Santa's Elves. I like the bells on the end of his shoes. I think he is rather cute but this is DH least favourite Christmas piece.
Michael Powell - Christmas Lights 1. I was very glad when this one was finished as I didn't really enjoy stitching it. I liked the finished project but you know how you enjoy some more than others, well this was just one of my least favourites. I still have the kits for Christmas lights 2 and Church Window to do but I don't think I will ever get around to stitching them as there are so many others that I am wanting to do.
Shepherds Bush - Merry and Bright, with a Jill Rensel Mat
This is Shepherds Bush - Winterberry Buttons with a Jill Rensel Mat.
These are some of my finished and framed Christmas cross stitches. 1st is Ellen Stouffer - Merry Christmas. 2nd is of course Shepherds Bush - The Toy Gatherer, with a Jill Rensel mount. 3rd is Told In the Garden/Lavendar & Lace - Celtic Christmas, this is one of my favourite pieces as I just love the reds and how they are blended, it is a shame that my photography doesn't do it justice. Lastly for this post is another Shepherds Bush - Santa's Christmas, which is on the bottom and the top one escapes me for now so I will have to look and try and find the leaflet and let you know on this one. I love the 3D stockings hanging from the fire place in this one.
I have a lot more Christmas stitching to share so stay tuned.
I am so sorry that it is nearly a whole month since I last posted.
Today was the first time I have picked up my needle and actually popped it into my work. Thank you to my stitching group as I may have gone on longer if it hadn't been for them. I also promised them that I would put my recent stash on my blog so that they could see what came in the post yesterday. Now this isn't even the stash that I was going to post last time so I still have to get to that.
Since Stitching Bits and Bobs had a sale I bought some of the threads that were missing from my collection and I am quite partial to the dark grey almost black threads for samplers at the moment so I stocked up on a couple of those. I also didn't have a Needle minder so I bought them for the different hoops/frames with WIP. Another self indulgence was the Thread Keeps and the sissors. The charts for this stash builder were Prairie Schooler - Pink House, Boo To You, Christmas Eve, Holly Days, Santa 2009. The Stitching Parlor - Trick or Treat Lane, Fanny's Treasures. Country Cottage Needleworks - The Cafe. Erica Michaels - Toil & Trouble. JBW Designs - French Country Reineer. Blackbird designs - Summer Iris, June stocking, May stocking. Also from Blackbird Designs - Tis Halloween with the fabrics need for the stockings.
I am having stitching group at my house for a Halloween themed day in October so I had better start stitching.