I stitched this for my Mom close to 10 years ago but I never took pictures of it. I’d think about it and then the presents would cover it and I would forget. So this year I took a picture:). I don’t remember the name of the pattern. It was a kit that I got from Mary Maxim.
I have been working on Santa for a few years now. I am on the top half and have done most of his face.
Every year I get the Just Cross Stitch Ornament Collection magazine. There is always something inside that I stitch. So far I’ve finished stitching Stained Glass Mistletoe by Ink Circles.
I have a couple of Christmas ornaments stitched so far. My cousin had twin babies in February so I stitched JBW Designs Baby’s First Christmas Ornaments. I did the Stocking and Rocking Horse. I am going to do the Gingerbread Boy and put “Granny’s First Christmas” on it for my Aunt.
For Christmas this year I stitched Mirabilia’s Gardenia & Lavender Spring Garden Pixies for my Grandmother and Mother. They stitched up relatively fast.
I participated in a humbug exchange and I received it in the mail a couple of weeks ago. I figured it was about time that I took a picture and posted it. Shiela chose a pattern from Faby Reilly Designs that has lavender and butterlfies on it. It’s really pretty. For a picture of the humbug I stitched for Sheila please follow the link to her blog. I used a band from ‘Crimson Fire’ by Thea Dueck.
I really got out of the habit of posting over the summer. I’m busy making Christmas presents…nothing like procrastinating. I should have done this early in the year rather than now. Oh well. I got the Christmas Just Cross Stitch magazine and found a few in there that I like. I went through older magazines and found an old Just Cross Stitch pattern that I think my mother will love. It is a set of 6 ornaments designed to give the impression of stained glass. The colours are very vivid and Christmasy. I’ve only got one done so far. I am going to stitch them close together and frame the piece rather than make them into separate ornaments. The black is DMC Light Effects and you can’t tell in the picture but it picks up the light and sparkles a little.
I’ve finished two other ones so far. At this point I’m just picking the ones I like and churning them out. The patterns call for fancy fibres (like Weeks Dye Works) but the DMC conversions/options are also listed.