Christmas · Cross-Stitch · Finished · HAED · Heaven and Earth Designs · Marilyn Leavitt-Imblum · Victoria Sampler · WIP

Christmas Stitching

This Christmas I have three cross stitched gifts to give.  I had two hanging around that I had completed last year and didn’t frame.  I finished 1994 Christmas Madonna by Marilyn Leavitt-Imblum  on September 21, 2006. 

I put it in an oval frame and am giving it to my grandmother.  I didn’t get a picture of it framed, but I probably will after she opens it.

I finished 2000 Christmas Angel by Marilyn Leavitt-Imblum and will be giving it to my cousin Erica.

I once again didn’t get a pic of the framed piece, but will get one later.   I got a lot of practice framing though.  Mounting the fabric on the foam core with t-pins and then lacing the backs before removing the pins. 

I was focusing on Heirloom Christmas Sampler, but on the last row I ran out of soie perlee and had to order some. It will take a couple of weeks before that gets here. 

It’s kind of frustrating but on the bright side it won’t take long to complete once the soie perlee does get here. 

In the meantime I have picked Father Christmas with Toys back up.  It’s a Heaven and Earth deisgn.  I started it last year but haven’t put much time into it for a few months.  Here is my progress so far. 

It wasn’t until I was standing back to take the picture that I could get a sense of the snow and tops of the trees.

My Grandmother arrived yesterday and is spending today with her sister.  Tomorrow I have to work in the morning and then the afternoon will be taken up by getting presents over to my mothers and preparing our Christmas Eve dinner of lobster and shrimp.  On the 27th I’ll be going over to Charlottetown, PEI and spending a few days with my cousins. 

Merry Christmas!!

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Chatelaine · Christmas · Cross-Stitch · Martina Webber · Town Clock Stitchers · Victoria Sampler · WIP

Heirloom Christmas Sampler Update..among other things

I’ve signed up for Christmas Mystery V and have ordered both the kit (threads, metallics and beads) from European Crosstitch Company and the fabric from Silkweaver.  

Hopefully the threads and fabric work.  The down side of it is that the threads won’t get here until later in January.  Oh well, something the look forward to. 

The Town Clock Stitchers had our December dinner last week.  We did the draw for the Night Before Christmas ornaments.  It was the most successful fund raiser they’ve ever done and we all believe that is due to presentation and theme.  Next year we are going to do The Twelve Days of Christmas.  The last stitch in for the year is next weekend.

 I’ve got my Christmas decorating done.  I have the tree up and my nativity set out.

 

I’ve continued working on Heirloom Christmas Sampler. I love the red and green. 

Next weekend I’ll finish my Christmas shopping.  I don’t want to get stuff for the sake of getting stuff.  I want to get something that the person will use.  I don’t like it when I get presents that not much thought was put into it.  Sure it’s cute, but ‘what-am-I-going-to-do-with-it’ presents don’t interest me.  I would much rather get a book about a stitching technique or something that compliments my interests.  Of course there are times where I cop out and get a gift that I wouldn’t want someone to give me.  This year I am not falling into that trap.  I’ve done up a list and will stick to it.