Thursday, November 4, 2010

Christmas Stitching

This year I'm going to try to make Christmas ornaments for the family - this means a whole lot of stitching between now and Christmas... 15 ornaments unless I decide to make one for myself as well!

Before getting started with these, I wanted to make sure and get mine out for Ravenwood Whimzies ornament exchange - and look!  Mine went to Rene of Sew Many Raggedies and she's received it now.  (If I'd figured out who it was meant for, I'd have gone for a raggedy doll design, but hopefully the checkboard will fit into her great primitive decor.)

I don't think I've completely decided on what I'm stitching for each person, but here's the plan as it exists now:

Daughter Tanya and her husband:
Love 2010 from The Floss Box (in progress, with color changes)

Granddaughter Elizabeth: Deck the Halls (from Nov/Dec 2010 Cross Stitch Card Shop)
Granddaughter Emily: Jingle All the Way (from " )
Grandson Derek (First Christmas): Joy to the World (from ")

(these should be done by Thanksgiving - I'll be visiting them then)

Daughter Bethany and husband:
Quilted Star (completed) (from For the Love of Cross Stitch, Nov 2001)
Grandson Anthony - quilt motif
Granddaughter Anastacia - quilt motif... find something with bunnies
Grandson David - quilt motif
Grandson Charlie (First Christmas) - quilt motif
(not yet decided.  Need to have these complete by the end of the 1st week of December, to get them mailed)

Daughter Jackie and husband: (have complete week before Christmas)
Gingerbread House (from Nov/Dec 2010 Cross Stitch Card Shop) - add "Our New Home" to motif
Granddaughter Hailey (from Nov/Dec 2010 Cross Stitch Card Shop)

Daughter Deanna: (have complete by Christmas Eve)
Penguin with Tree Lights (from Nov/Dec 2010 Cross Stitch Card Shop)

 Now if I can just keep the flaring to a minimum so my hands work, this will be doable!


  1. Your family will love the handmade ornaments which come from your heart. I am a new follower from the Over 40 blog Hop!

  2. Hi Lynda,
    I LOVE my ornament! You do such great work!! Such tiny stitches. I used to do cross-stitch, so I know what kind of work goes into it. Thank you so much!! I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas season. Thanks again!!