Monday, November 26, 2012

Christmas Tree

It's in the "Cat Room" this year.... figured the Dyson next to the old worn out love seat was a nice touch ;-) Beau was lying there on the end of that love seat, but didn't make it into the shot... but somehow the vac did. Life is grand.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

2012 Ornament

I was thinking of trying something new this year... one ornament per year that celebrates that year, be it just a wee thing like this one or one that is "Happy New Year" themed (I did start one of those for 2012, but the color changes are making me nuts, maybe I will get it done in time??) -
2012 Ornament
Balades et Broderies par Carmela - chart found here
Lakeside Linens 32 ct Vintage Autumn Gold Linen, DMC 115

Friday, November 23, 2012

Getting ready to decorate the tree.... favorite time of the year. But.... first must check all my lights. Last year we had a couple of strings that did not light and looked awful. Just itching to get these hung though :-) Stitching pals, recognize any you stitched for me here??

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving... and more ornaments

Happy Thanksgiving to all of my US friends - may you enjoy the company of loved ones and enjoy the bounty of life
Woodsy Winter Ornament
Blue Ribbon Designs
JCS 2012 Christmas Ornament Preview Issue
R&R Reproductions 40 ct Mockingbird Linen, WDW Floss
Home for the Holidays Ornament
Little House Needleworks
2005 JCS Christmas Ornament Issue
40 ct Natural Linen, DMC Floss

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Gift stitching...

Getting my gifts ready that have to travel far... stitched another of these... it's ready to go today - whew!
Greetings from New Hampshire Ornament
Lindy Jane Designs
30 ct Medium Exempler Speckled 739 Jache Linen, DMC Floss

Sunday, November 18, 2012

2012 Christmas Freebie Ornament

Carol of iStitch Designs asked me a few days ago if I had the time to stitch up her Christmas freebie for her... sure, I told her... now she has the photo and it is linked in her blog, so I can share it...
2012 Christmas Freebie Ornament
iStitch Designs - link found here
32 ct Olive Green Belfast Linen, WDW in Bordeaux and Blue Spruce
Stitched one over one

Alphabet Mitten Ornament

Hey Friends.... how is autumn treating you/or spring in the southern hemisphere? Saw the first snowflake for us on the weather map this am.... next Saturday night... flurries, big snow, nothing? Who knows, but the winter ride begins. Going to need to get the snow tires put on the Camaro this week! Anyhow... I finished this wee one up last week and never took it outside to photograph it. The struggles of centering the other mitten ornament were nothing compared to this one. The fingertips of this mitten are not as clearly defined as the other... I did my best, and again, am cool with it... I think.... ;-)
Alphabet Mitten Ornament
JBW Designs
32 ct Purely Primitive Belfast Linen, DMC 115
Stitched one over one
Have another wee finish, but cannot quite share it yet. Stitched a freebie model for a designer, and will post it after she gets it and reviews it/posts the chart/etc.... Have a great Sunday everyone - and to my US friends, my your favored NFL team win today! And..... who shall be the first to stitch up one of these cuties?? Looks knit to me, but I think I will try it using crochet...

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Happy Holidays Mitten Ornament

Did the finishing on another Christmas ornament today. I received the chart for this one from my friend Marie shortly after Celebration of Needlework in April.... every year, I ogle JBW's miniature Christmas tree that they bring to their booth. It is loaded with little over one ornaments of Judith's designs. Marie heard me say I am going to make one (or more of them) someday, and she threw down the gauntlet by sending me the Red Mittens I leaflet... I stitched it up quickly, but then... hemmed and hawed over finishing it. Today I was looking at a scrapbooking template I often use for finishing and thought... "hmmmm, maybe this tiny oval work for that mitten??" - so I gave it a go.... I kept struggling, wanting to center it, only to finally realize... duh... the thumb on the left side of the mitten throws the design off center. OK, I am cool with it! Here is my effort!!
Happy Holidays Mitten Ornament
JBW Designs
32 ct Purely Primitive Belfast Linen, Home Sweet Home hand dyed floss in Ruby
Stitched one over one
OK, Marie.... challenge accepted :-)  Hope everyone is having a lovely weekend.  We are expecting a warm up tomorrow and a bigger one on Monday - woo hoo!  Yard work - lol!

Sunday, November 04, 2012

Some new Christmas ornaments for my tree :-)

Had some down time yesterday, so I did the finishing on two ornaments from my "to be finished" pile... and now I have two more for the tree this year :-)
Do You Hear? Ornament
Shepherd's Bush
2012 Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornament Issue
Lakeside Linens 40 ct Basketweave Linen, WDW, CC and GAST Floss
Ladybug Santa Ornament
Just Nan
32 ct Amsterdam Blue Belfast Linen, DMC Floss, RG Petite Treasure Braid
On to a few more soon.... hope everyone is well and survived Sandy just fine... we had wind and a little rain here in southern New Hampshire... no damage, no power loss. For sure, we were lucky here.