I pulled out a few little holiday/winter projects I thought I might like to work on after I finished Cinnamon Stars. The first one I chose was Scarlet's Christmas Sampler by Chessie &Me. I managed to get this far before I realized I didn't have a Christmas ornament for the EGA ornament exchange!!
|Stitched with the linen that came with the chart|
and the GA special thread pack designed for it
I had seen the 3D ornament Nordic Needle designed for this year's JCS Ornament issue and fell in love with it! I hadn't originally planned to stitch it and give it away but what the heck.
Took me nearly a week to stitch it and I wasn't sure about the finishing. Seemed kind of squirrely to me but I took a leap of faith and it worked out in the end. And the lady who got it today seemed very happy to have it so that is always nice too.
I got my decorating finished yesterday so I will share a pic of my tree as well. We got a new one this year since we were having such a problem with the lights on our last one. My husband says he likes this one better even if we do have to string our own lights again!!
I don't really have a theme, just a mix of handmade, Hallmark, and other ornaments I've collected over the years. I have way more ornaments than will fit on one tree and I have played with the idea of getting another one but so far haven't.
I have been thinking about next year's stitching too. I have joined several SALs on Facebook (which I promised myself I was going to rein in this year!!) and am now also in one I hadn't planned to join!! I won a giveaway of the Mary Hurst Sampler by Scarlet letter (Thanks again Elaine!) so I am gathering supplies like a squirrel gathering nuts right now. I will share more of those details in a later post when I have had more time to make a plan.
Last but not least, today is my Blogaversary. Add to that the fact that my birthday is the 21st and I think that calls for a giveaway!! Yeah, free stuff!! I will try to get back in a couple of days with the details so stay tuned!
Hope you're all enjoying your stitching as much as I am, Laura