Tuesday, December 27, 2022

On the Second Day of Christmas

Today I started Early Christmas Morning from Blackbird Designs. Lest you think your eyes deceive you, yes, I’m stitching it over one on a 28ct Cashel linen. My Partner in Crime stitched it over one and her finish was to die for. So, of course, I must do the same. I think I made pretty good progress for a couple of hours of stitching!

Before I pack the Christmas ornaments away, here are a couple of my favorites. All were stitched from various JCS ornament magazines over the years.

Here’s your Lizzie photo for today. She thinks she’s hiding from us!

Monday, December 26, 2022

On the First Day of Christmas…

I hope that all who celebrate had a lovely Christmas. We spent the day with family, eating good food and holiday treats and just enjoying each other’s company.

On both Christmas Eve and Christmas Morning I had time for a little stitching and worked on Feliz Navidad by Blackbird Designs. The border is complete along with the words “Feliz Navidad” at the bottom. Now I just have several motifs left to stitch in that open space.

Today, my sister-in-law, my two nieces, and a friend of my mom’s gathered at the Mad Tatter’s house for an afternoon of tatting (or crocheting, or stitching). My nieces are both trying to learn tatting. 

My start for the First Day of Christmas is Whittaker by Stacy Nash. Whittaker will be a companion to Paisley (see my previous post). I’d like to get the outlining, eyes, nose, mouth, and buttons down the front finished tonight so that all that’s left are the filling stitches.

Tomorrow I plan to start another piece. In fact, I hope to start a new piece on each of the 12 days of Christmas. Let’s see if I can do it!

Hope you are warm and safe wherever you are. I’ll leave you with a Lizzie picture. She was soaking up the sunshine coming in our front window this morning!

Sunday, December 04, 2022

Paisley, Feliz Navidad, the Jingle Ball, and Lizzie!

Here’s what I have been stitching on these past two weeks…

Paisley from Stacy Nash. She’s all stitched and ready for finishing! Stitched on Fox and Rabbit 36ct Baked Clay. I used the called for threads with one exception - I used Weeks Parchment instead of Roasted Marshmallow. The Roasted Marshmallow was too yellow for my taste.

Next up is Feliz Navidad from Blackbird Designs. Hoping to finish this by the end of the year. Stitched on PTP 36ct Legacy with the called for fibers.

Had a great time this weekend connecting online with designers and other stitchers at the Jingle Ball! What a great weekend of entertainment, classes, and fun. It was a great way to start the holidays.

Let me leave you with a photo of Lizzie. She was on her throne this morning monitoring her kingdom.

Thanks for stopping by.