Wednesday, December 28, 2011

More Christmas Ornament Stitching!

I know it is very soon after Christmas, but I felt inspired to do more Christmas ornament stitching after seeing all the lovely pieces and ornament trees on so many blogs!  I purchased a few designs from Atelier Soed Idee earlier this year and Simone was kind enough to send me this chart of 'Christmas Robin' as a Christmas card. When I saw the picture I just knew I had to stitch it - here is the stitched (and finished) piece:

It is stitched on self-dyed evenweave fabric in DMC threads and finished as a hanging pillow ornament.  It was such a fun stitch - thank you Simone!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and spent a lot of time with their families.  A little bit early, but I would like to wish you all a very Happy and Prosperous New Year!  Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog in 2011 - I hope to be a more frequent blogger in 2012 :)

Until next time - Happy Stitching!


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Can you believe that it is almost Christmas?  All my Christmas stitching (and finishing) is done for the year and on display.  Here is an update:

 I stitched 'Scandinavian Christmas' by Atelier Soed Idee on self dyed 28ct evenweave in the recommended DMC stranded cotton.  I finished it as a long pillow and I love how it turned out.  I must say - I really love this design!

 This little cutie is a freebie that can be found at Matrioshka Biscornu and was a lovely quick stitch.  I also added some beads to trim the tree and finished it as a little pocket pillow.

 This winter sheep was already stitched and has been finished as a hanging ornament.

 Here is the reverse - I love this sweet Christmas fabric.

 Here is another stitched piece that needed finishing:

 'Red House in Winter' is also finished as a hanging ornament and backed with poinsettia Christmas fabric.

 I would like to wish everyone a Very Merry Festive Season!  May it be a joyful, peaceful time filled with family and maybe even some stitching!

Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Some Christmas Finishes!

It is finally December and the weather and the Christmas spirit is heating up here in Cape Town!  I have some Christmas stitching and finishing to share.

I really enjoyed stitching this LHN ornament from this year's Just Cross Stitch Ornament Issue.  It is called 'Fresh Fallen Snow' and is stitched on self-dyed fabric in DMC threads and finished as a hanging ornament, backed with red fabric.

I stitched this cute little Tra la la piece earlier this year and finally did the finishing.  It is stitched on self-dyed fabric in DMC and House of Embroidery stranded cotton.  It is also finished as a hanging ornament and is backed with green marble fabric.

I'm working on a lovely piece by Atelier Soed Idee - it is called 'Scandinavian Christmas' and I'm stitching it on self-dyed fabric in the recommended DMC colours.  The suggested finish is a Christmas card holder, but I think I might finish it as a pillow.

That is all for now - I'm off to visit some blogs :)  

Until next time - Happy Stitching!