Thursday, December 31, 2009

Ahh Snow - A Start


Finished up "Before the Trip", so now have started
"Ahh Snow". 
Looks to be a good traveling piece - large easy blocks of color to stitch.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Just Before the Trip - A Finish!





Design - Just Before the Trip
Designer - Mosey 'N Me
Chart - Just Cross Stitch Magazine 2007 Ornament Issue
Fabric - 32 count Ice Blue linen
Started - 25 December 2009
Completed - 30 December 2009

Accidentially left this finished piece at my hotel in Valencia, CA!  
Housekeeping found it and mailed it back to me - yea!!! 

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

From the Cross Stitch Archives



Design - Patchwork Cats
Designer - Barrick Samplers
Fabric - 32 count Muffin linen
Started - 17 May 1998
Completed - 20 May 1998

Monday, December 28, 2009

Just Before the Trip - Progress




I love the way this is turning out!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Spring Must Be Right Around the Corner



Signs of Spring 2010!
The Seed Catalogues are beginning to come!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Just Before the Trip




I could not resist this cutie!  Began "Just Before the Trip" on Christmas Day.
I hope to finish it before the end of the year.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas - Be Merry!


Design - "Be Merry"
Designer - Val's Stuff
Magazine - Just Cross Stitch 2009 Ornament Issue
Fabric - unknown blue 32 count linen
Started - 22 December 2009
Completed - 24 December 2009


Thursday, December 24, 2009

It's Beginning to Look Alot Like Christmas - Baking




Chocolate Meringues, Sugar and Cinnamon Shortbread Cookies,
Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars, Chocolate Mint Brownies,
and Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Tired Baker!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas Joy



Chart - "Joy" - a freebie
Designer - Lizzie Kate
Fabric - 25 count Navy Blue Lugana
Started / Completed - 22 December 2009

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

From the Cross Stitch Archives



Design - Santa FolkAnimal Santas - Rabbit
Designer - Sue McElhaney
Magazine - For the Love of Cross Stitch - November 1988
Fabric - 14 count White Aida
Date Stitched - unknown

Monday, December 21, 2009

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Do Not Open Until Christmas - Finish



Kit - "Do Not Open Until Christmas"
Designer - Lizzie Kate
Fabric - 28 count Picture This Plus Willow Cashel
Started - 18 December 2009
Finished - 20 December 2009
Finished this up Sunday evening.
Very cute.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

It's Beginning to Look Alot Like Christmas



Red Ornaments on a rustic wrought iron tree 

Friday, December 18, 2009

...And a Start!



I thought this might be a cute and fast Christmas stitch.  It's "Do Not Open 'Til Christmas" by Lizzie Kate. It's nice as the kit already had the fabric and buttons included.  I had all the floss required, so as the picture shows, I've begun to stitch the border. 

Just a Little Snowman - A Finish!




Design - "Just a Little Snowman"
Designer - Ruth Sparrow / Twisted Threads
Chart - 2003 Ornament Issue of Just Cross Stitch Magazine
Fabric - 30 count Hog Wild Blue R & R linen
Started - 29 November 2009
Completed - 17 December 2009  

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

It's Beginning to Look Alot Like Christmas



Hallmark Miniature Ornaments

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

From the Cross Stitch Archives



Chart - "Merry Ho Ho" (Snippet)
Designer - Lizzie Kate
Fabric - 27 count R & R Iced Cappucino
Started - 9 November 1999
Completed - 19 November 1999

Monday, December 14, 2009

From the Cross Stitch Archives


Chart - "Little Green Tree"
Designer - Bent Creek
Chart - "The Christmas Collection"
Fabric - 32 count Summer Khaki linen
Started - 17 November 2001
Completed - 21 November 2001

Sunday, December 13, 2009

From the Cross Stitch Archives




Design - "Woodland Christmas" 
Designer - Theron Traditions
Chart - "Heartfelt Traditions"
Fabric - 36 count R & R Light Espresso
Started - 13 September 1999
Completed - 3 October 1999

Saturday, December 12, 2009

It's Beginning to Look Alot Like Christmas




Santa Tins



..and yet more Santa Tins

Friday, December 11, 2009

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

From the Cross Stitch Archives




Design - "Ho Ho Ho" (kit)
Designer - Bent Creek
Fabric - 32 count linen (bell hanger)
Started - 17 February 2000
Completed - 25 June 2000

When I left for work this morning the temperature was 9F - COLD!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

From the Cross Stitch Archives



Design - "Good Yule House"
Designer - Shepherd's Bush
Chart - "Father Yule"
Fabric - 18 count beige
Stitched - Christmas 1994

Monday, December 7, 2009

From the Cross Stitch Archives



Design - "Monthly Mania - December"
Designer - Heart in Hand
Fabric - 32 count Khaki Belfast
Started - 20 December 2000
Completed - 12 January 2001 

Sunday, December 6, 2009

It's Beginning to Look Alot Like Christmas




My collection of hand-carved wooden Santas

Saturday, December 5, 2009

From the Cross Stitch Archives



Chart - "Reindeer Sampler" - (kit)
Designer - Heart in Hand
Fabric - 32 count natural linen / silk
Started - 11 November 2001
Completed -17 November 2001

Friday, December 4, 2009

Just a Little Snowman - Progress

Here is what I've accomplished so far.  Between University of Oregon sporting events and Christmas preparation, there is not much time left over to stitch!


Thursday, December 3, 2009

From the Cross Stitch Archives - Christmas




Design - "Christmas Cookies"
Designer - Mary Garry's Sewing Cabin
Fabric -32 count Amber Wichelt linen
Started - 6 September 1999
Completed - 12 September 1999

I bought this chart in Ogden, Utah at "Shepherd's Bush" cross stitch store after admiring the one they had on display.  The gals there had modified the color scheme from the original chart, and they provided me with the conversion which I then followed in my own stitching.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Late November Frosty Morning


The morning of the 29th was cold and frosty.  We'd had rain recently, so when it turned cold there was plenty of moisture to make for a covering of frost.  

Douglas Fir bough

Blackberry leaves

Queen Anne's Lace

Steller's Jay

Besides the frost, it was a grey and foggy morning too. The Sellar's Jay was the most vibrant (and loudest)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

"On the First Day of Christmas" - A Finish




Design - "On the First Day of Christmas"
Designer - Sisters and Best Friends
Magazine - "Just Cross Stitch" 2005 Christmas Ornament Issue
Fabric - 28 count R & R Cafe Kona linen
Started - 26 November 2009
Completed - 28 November 2009