Saturday, November 07, 2009

Holiday Stash

This wonderful package arrived in the mail on Wednesday from 1-2-3 Stitch!. It's mostly holiday gifts for other people, with a couple of things thrown in for me. The Mill Hill "Teddy's Tree" is a gift for our neighbor, who collects teddy bears. The other Mill Hill, "Hope," I plan to stitch and send to the hospice where my mother was last month. Then I'm going to stitch SamSarah's "Need to Read" for my daughter's teacher. The other two designs are for me, as well as some scrapbooking alphabets that were on clearance. I love that witch hat from Plum Pudding and it will give me a chance to use up this really old piece of 14ct black Aida I have. I want to start it now, because the design itself is not that big, but I need to focus on my holiday stitching first.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009


I've been busy working on a few ornaments from the Just Cross Stitch issues.

First up is "Scared Folk Pumpkin" from the 2009 JCS Halloween issues. I had hoped to have this finished by Halloween, but ended up finishing it on Sunday. I just need to get a hanger for it.



I also completed the first of what will probably be five of "Sugar Plum" from the 2008 JCS Christmas Ornament issue. I'm planning on giving these to my aunts and sisters-in-law for Christmas.




The finishing is cellophane and ribbon to make it look like a candy wrapper.

Both of these were stitched on sewing cards from Tokens & Trifles. I loved stitching these, especially the sugar plum, because the detail on the card makes it look like it was a lot of work, but it was very simple. I can think of a million of things to make with these cards. I love the flag banner they have on their website.

Off to keep stitching more sugar plums (and that other stocking, too)!