Can you believe that we are already ten days into the new year? This year, for the first time I have decided to set some (hopefully obtainable!) stitching goals for myself. The first goal being to stitch more Christmas ornaments - at least one a month. Here is my ornament for January:
It is a 'Treasure Christmas Pincushion' by MTV Designs and was featured in the November 2008 issue of The Gift of Stitching Magazine.
It is stitched on 28 count evenweave fabric in DMC stranded cotton and House of Embroidery threads and trimmed with gold seed beads. What a fun stitch!
Some of my other stitching goals include finishing at least a few blocks on my Shores of Hawk Run Hollow start and to completely finish the huge Historic Countries Sampler from The Gift of Stitching Magazine. I am also going to try to restrict my amount of new starts until a few WIPs are done. That being said - there are some new starts in the pipeline, but I will tell you more next time!
I sent out a few gifts to some blogging friends over the Holiday season and am happy to report that all gifts were received in good order. This little package went to Edit - I love the little Winter Wonderland cushion and might even make one for myself this year!
This package went to Annie - I am definitely enjoying pincushion finishes at the moment!
This gift went to Babs, along with an extra scissors fob for her mom. I was lucky enough to receive some of the lovely Belgian Lace that her mom makes in a giveaway some time ago.
Here is a close up of the hand made gift goodies:
I also sent a gift to Lee in Brazil:
Here is a closeup of some of the contents of the package. Lee collects thimbles and I found this cute little fellow in a local antique store - perfect for a Christmas package! I made the fob, biscornu and scissors/needle book for her - all in pink!
I was also lucky enough to receive a lovely Christmas package from Edit. I absolutely love the fabrics and can't wait to use them for some finishings! I also love the ornament - it was on my 'to do' list and now I have one. Thank you for the great gift Edit!
That is it for now!
Until next time - Happy Stitching!