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Friday, December 31, 2010

Snow Much Joy!!!

The snowman is coming along nicely. He needs a hat. There is another bird and a very nice border. The charm will top it off.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

A new start and a finish

Surprise! Another snowman ornament is under way.
Just Nan's ornament is complete with beads and a rocking horse charm.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Another step closer

This needs beads and a very special charm.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Blessings & Just Nan

This is the start of yet another ornament. This is by Just Nan.
Another ornament is complete. It needs finishing.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

More ornaments

This one is by Homespun Elegance. Hopefully it is will be a quick stitch.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

I am dreaming - -

of next year in the Adirondacks. This chair looks lonely. It makes me wish I was already there.
Here is our Bedford Falls. The snow is wet and sticky. Merry Christmas to all. I hope it is a blessed day for all my friends and family.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas Everyone

St. Louis is having a white Christmas. This is a dream come true for me. I love seeing the snow. I hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday.

Thank you Betsy for the great photo.

Four Seasons

At the request of a follower - - here is a photo of the four seasons Scrapbook pieces. I am quite proud of these. There is also one for Christmas alone. I might have to dig that out of my stash and get that one done also.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

A day time shot of the tree and a finished tree

This is our tree in the day light. My house looks like a mess! Argh. The Santa hat on the chairs are always fun. The arm of the couch is covered with home made Christmas Stockings. Oh - The Santa tea pot box finish is hiding behind the iPod player.

Here is the Mill Hill tree with all it's beads, fringe and hanger.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Our tree and a new tree

This is our tree at dusk. As you can see, there are two smaller trees also there. Those trees are up all year round with the ornaments changing with the holidays and seasons.
Now we have the start of another Mill Hill ornament. The cross stitch is done. Beads come next and then a quick finish.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Here he is!

Here is Mill Hill's Santa with all the beads, the beaded hanger and fringe applied. He even has a couple of dangling bells on the end of his hat.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Santa is Coming

This is a Mill Hill kit. The cross stitch is done - - next we need beads!!! The white part looks bumpy because it is specialty stitches.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Under The Tree by LHN

Well, it is done. I love the garland which is a blend of beads, cross and straight stitches.

Friday, December 17, 2010

A bit of evergreen and a package

I added a couple of things to the project. There is supposed to be more greenery below the floor but I am thinking of not including it. This one is already big enough and I don't really want to put a date on this one.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Back to business

Stitching does continue. We now have a toy soldier to with my Raggedy Ann. The tree looks a bit sparse. Stay tuned to see more.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Shoe lace finish

Ha Ha Ha - - Nickademus is done and I found a short shoe lace in my edging box so I used it to put and edge on this little ornament. I think it adds to whole silliness of this project.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Victoria Sampler's Christmas Tree

This came from an old Just Cross Stitch magazine. I purchased the accessory pack and it was missing parts. They had planned for it to be finished as a scissors case but I like the ornament.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Baby Update and another finish

Look at Landon!!! Triple G (Great Great Grandma otherwise known as Mot-Mot) this one is for you!!
Yes, I got him finished. I used a light blue felt on the back and a blue hanger. Simple but cute.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Under the tree

This is a Little House Needleworks ornament. Raggedy Ann and a toy soldier will be under the tree. I am thinking of making some changes to this chart. Time will tell.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

A bit of lace -

I did the finishing on this one. I stitched it early this year and just now got it ready to display. The lace just fit around it. I love the basic red and white colors.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Snow Merry by Homespun Elegance

Well, it is stitched and the charm is now attached. I used some left over fabric that was overdyed and I really like the way it turned out. I think some simple finishing is called for. I am on a roll getting ornaments done. I need to as my supply of 'give aways' is too low for this time of year.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Stitching is still going on

The holidays loom in our house. I am still trying to finish quite a few ornaments for this holiday season. I am still stitching some ornaments I hope to give away this season. ARgh!! Meanwhile, cleaning, shopping, wrapping, decorating, baking and the list goes on and on. Add to that hours spent house hunting for a new place in New York - - my head spins when I consider the list of things to do. Meanwhile this little guy is coming along. He now has a tree, a few birds, a banner and the border. He is close to being done. Then I will need to finish him. I seem to be on a roll of doing ornament after ornament. Hey - it's Christmas and it is a good thing to be working on.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Snow Wishes is ready to go!

Finishing again. This accessory pack came with the wire for the hanger and the buttons. I used overdyed wool for the actual pillow.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Frosty Blue with some extra sparkle

This ornament was shown with beading for the fringe edging. I decided to try it out with tinsel garland. I think he came out great. Don't worry the hanger did get straightened out. The tinsel garland will be included with the kits I am making for the ornament kit exchange group. Along with a template for the circle. I just put some blue felt on the back to cover up the gathering fabric. Frosty Blue looks pretty good to me. He positively shines!!!!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Homespun Elegance

Can you guess? We have another snowman. This is also from the JCS ornament issue from last year. I did some purchasing last year for the charms/fabric/etc and I am stitching them up for this year. So far we have a snowman bottom and a bunny rabbit.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Snow Wishes to you

Here he/she is. I love the hat!! It was certainly a quick stitch. I also have the finishing parts for this one. I am not sure I want to do it that way but we will see.

Friday, December 3, 2010

It's another Snowman

Can you tell? Well, here is the beginning of s snowman (or snow woman?). There are rosy cheeks and a bit of outlining with mixed threads. It is hard to see now but it will be coming. This is yet another design from the ornament issue 2009. This is by Cathy at Victoria Sampler.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Decorated for the holiday

Well, here it is. Buttons, beads and garland now decorate my tree. The star charm was missing from the accessory pack so I put this button star up on top. I won't be making the scissors keep but instead this will be an ornament. It's done!!!!