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Thursday, December 31, 2020

Christmas Ornaments I Made For Us

 Lest you think I forgot about our tree, I did make two stitched ornaments and one papercraft ornament for our tree.

This is one of a Mill Hill Winter Holiday Collection - MH18-1736, Holiday Boot (c) 2017. It is beads and floss on 14 count perforated paper and I backed it with green felt. It is approx. 2.5" x 3"
I made this one for my hubby.

This is a "rollup" designed by Kathy Schenkel.  I have made these before as gifts for my family, but I thought I should make on for myself. I even stitched on it during the World Series! Here is the front with it hanging on our tree and then backside not on the tree.

This is a papercraft ornament using dies from Birch Press Designs and various colors of foiled or metallic cardstock. By making two of each layer, I was able to make it double sided. If finished it off with a ribbon bow at the top. 

I think that is all for 2020! 
Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

More Christmas Ornaments for 2020

 Again, these were gifts so I had to wait to post about them.

This first one is a Foxwood Crossings Design called Snow Grateful and is designed to fit on these sleds, also by Foxwood Crossings. It is worked with DMC floss on 14 count brown perforated paper.

This next one is from the 2010 Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornaments issue. It called When Santa Got Stuck... and designed by Patricia Page of Patricia Ann Designs. I changed some of the threads to use my stash. I also changed year on the sled to 2020. I figured if there was any year Santa would get stuck, it would be 2020! It is sitting on the fabric I used for the backing and I made it into a flat fold.

I still have a few more to show you in the next post!

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Some Christmas Ornaments for 2020


These were gifts I made for friends so I could not post about them until after Christmas!

The red truck is worked on perforated plastic and is from a kit I purchased from Mary Maxim. It is called Holiday Pickups and is designed by Marianne Savage for Design Works Crafts. Besides this truck in red, there is one with a Christmas tree and one with a snowman. Then there is a blue version with same items in the bed of the truck. Total of 6 trucks. I backed it with red felt.

This jolly gingerbread man is from the 2004 Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornaments issue.  It is called Gingerbread Boy and designed by Sue Hillis. Instead of 14 count perforated paper, I used a 28 count linen from my stash. I shaped it around a 6" diameter finishing form. It is sitting on the fabric I used for the back.

This next cute ornament is from 2010 Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornaments issue. It is called Consumed by Gifts by Michelle M. Lash of Brittercup Designs - I just love her stuff!! I used DMC floss instead of the overdyes called for on the chart. Again, it is sitting on the fabric I used for the backing, it was 4" square and I made it into a flat form.

I love stitching for Christmas! Two more ornaments in my next blog post.

Monday, December 28, 2020

A Very Special Christmas

 While 2020 was a pain of a year, my family did have some good news! In February, my niece and her husband adopted a beautiful one month old boy named Eli. This of course required a first Christmas ornament of some sort!

I found a Baby's first Christmas ornament in the 2016 Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornament issue and adapted the original design by Frony Ritter to fit my needs. 

I changed the word Baby's to Eli's. I made the buggy blue, I added the year, added extra red seed beads and I changed the teddy bear into an elephant, because I have seen many photos of him with an elephant!

The finished ornament is 4 inches square and I made it into a flat fold. I used some cute Santa face fabric for the back. 

I created a card with an inside pocket and placed it in a plastic gift box I had and off it went!

More 2020 Christmas ornaments in future blog posts, so be sure to check back!

Sunday, December 27, 2020

Some Holiday Cards for 2020

 While stitching is my main love, I also dabble in papercrafts. Here are some holiday cards I made this year.

Now get ready for stitching posts every day for the rest of the year. 

Be sure to check back! :)

Saturday, December 26, 2020

2020 ANG Stitch of the Month FINISHED


I put in the final border squares (center left and center right) along with some divider lines on the American Needlepoint Guild (ANG) 2020 Stitch of the Month (SOTM).

The design is by Kathy Rees and is 8" square. Previous posts on the topic provide more information.

It was LOTS of fun to stitch!

I wonder what 2021 will offer?

Happy Stitching!!