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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Add a little snow -

Now we have snow on our Christmas tree.

Monday, November 29, 2010

VS Christmas Tree

This comes from a JCS Ornament issue. Victoria Sampler designed this tree to be made into a scissors keep. I will make it an ornament. First step, in my mind, was putting on the green. White will come next.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

It's Frosty Blue

Complete. Well, I can't tell in this photo if he has his beads on. I think they are there. I think he is pretty cute. He needs to move into the finishing room. Then I need to make the kits for the other five ladies that will also be making him.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

More Frosty

Well, I keep working on the large snow flake that surrounds this little guy. I think I am going to like this guy. I found silver and blue sparkly garland to put on as an edging of this ornament. At least I think it will work. Time will tell.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Frosty Blue is coming to life

I find it hard to believe there are so many colors in this ornament. Lots of blues just one shade off from one another. There are two orange colors for the nose. One color does four stitches and the other color does six..... Lots of work but he looks pretty cool so far.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Snowmen Rule!

These are hard to see. We made twelve beaded snowmen with white arms and green & red scarves. They are Christmas ornaments and/or necklace bling for the holidays. Very cute.
Okay - - it is the start of a snowman. I am pleased that the fabric is showing up as well as it is. This is from this year's JCS ornament issue and will be my ornament kit exchange.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Merry Christmas Village and a sweet little boy

I pulled two strands of silk from another kit. It took almost all of the two 120" of white silk to finish this project. I am happy dancing with this completion. This has taken me most of two months. Perhaps the surgery slowed me down some?

Sweet little baby boy is taking a nap. He is smiles so nicely and appears to be very happy.

Friday, November 19, 2010

ARGHHHHH - - trouble in river city!

I got this far on the snowflake row and ran out of white silk floss!!! I need to finish this row and then there is another row of the lacy looking part. I wrote to Victoria Sampler but I haven't heard back. I am digging around trying to find more of this floss. ARGH!!!!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Happy Christmas Village

Okay - - here we go. The back stitching is done, the cardinals are singing and everyone is ready for beads and just a bit of glittery floss. I will wait until I get the next two sections done. All white from here on out!!! Argh!!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Let it Snow, Let it Snow

There - - the snowflakes are done. I can't say I enjoyed them. Now the tree on the left needs some snow and then on to the back stitching in the village.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Snowflakes and a whole lot of joy

Snowflakes are being done. This is difficult as the larger snowflakes are done with a single thread of white floss. It is difficult to bury the threads on the back. I did drag a bit with a single floss and I hope when this is mounted on a white back board it won't show through.
Meanwhile our family is growing. The phone lines and internet connections have been burning up with the news of Landon Taylor. This is a photo of my son, the new Grandpa, and the new little bundle of joy. I am over the top happy that the little lad was able to go home and all is well. Congrats to Hannah and I hope she can find a bit of time to sleep.

Saturday, November 13, 2010


The verse is done. So now we move on to individual little crosses to be snow flakes and larger single thread stitched snowflakes all over the place.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Line 3 of 4 lines - -

I am not sure why I am fighting this so much. I normally like stitching over one but this is seems to be going very slowly for me. I probably need to do something else, something small, something quick.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The Verse begins

The verse is stitched over one with dark grey. I feel like there is this big empty part that this little verse will never fill.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

We have a Village

This is the whole village scene, minus the back stitching. Is that Natalie I see over there with the sled?

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Lots of snow to fill in

I have a kid with a sled and some more snow banks done. There is a lot of fill in to do on this section. The school house is done. There is back stitching to do that will help to define some of these parts.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Happy Birthday to me!!

These little beauties arrived this afternoon. The pink roses are bright, bright pink and I just love the color. This hot pink. Thank you Buddy and Linda.
These purple roses were waiting for me to get home yesterday. Thank you so much to my sweetie. I made a trip to see some stitchers. It was a good time seeing everyone but the day took a lot of out me. I am exhausted today and hope to get a good night's sleep.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Happy Tuesday!

Well, this morning the package is on it's way to Hannah. I hope she likes it all. The baby is due Nov 9. I just finished making the baby blanket. My sister, my dear sister Jayne, made the sweater before she died. Her friends did the finishing and made the hat and booties. I cry when I think of it. It is all so exciting. Of course there is an update on the Christmas Village. Yes, we have some more school house done.

Monday, November 1, 2010

This main street scene

I have touched the left side of the street scene. I have yet another tree, some more houses and I think that is the top of the school house. I am getting there!!!!