Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Still Stitching

I'm going to have to deal with a lot of unpleasantness today due to what I spoke on yesterday, but meanwhile - Christmas is still coming, and I still have ornaments to finish.

My eldest daughter's family received theirs at Thanksgiving, and liked them very much!

Over the next couple days  I want to do the finishing on second daughter's family (4 total, the parent's ornament is done) and get them into the mail on Thursday.

I've also finished up the stitching and need to finish the two that are going to Jackie and Danny, and to their daughter Hailey.  Moving out into their own place was a momentous turning point for them this year, so I made an ornament to reflect that - a nice gingerbread house with "Our New Home" stitched. (the placement of the year on this one is bothering me... I may pick that out and reset it before I put a back on this one.

The fabric on both this one and Hailey's is a 14ct Aida with gold threads running through it that I've had in my fabric stash for years.

For Hailey, I wanted one to match her parents' ornament, and chose a gingerbread cookie (both of these patterns come from the Oct/Nov 2010 issue of Cross Stitch Card Shop, as does the penguin below).  The 'num! num! was added because it's one of her favorite things to say - not so much to mean 'this tastes good' but more like 'feed me now!!'

They live locally, so I don't have to worry about mailing them, but I do want to get them to them sooner rather than later.

Finally, I'm almost finished stitching Deanna's ornament - a penguin.  By the time she moves out she's going to have an entire tree's worth of penguin ornaments, mixed in with Barbie ornaments.  And as silly as that sounds, that will be totally reflective of her.

In addition to ornament finishing and phonecalls to lawyers and needing to beg my landlord for time (the thought makes me want to throw up), I need to clean out my fridge and give the kitchen a good scrub today, and if I can, take down the fall decor to make way for Christmas decorating.  I'm going to need to get my son in law to come over and drag up my tree and Christmas ornaments sometime this week.  I'd like to have it up this weekend.   Of course, if the landlord says no, that may not be a good idea.

Grr. Positive! Positive!  Off to face the day.

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  1. These are fantastic! Such lovely keepsakes! I'm so not crafty.

  2. These are adorable! I haven't cross-stitched in years. Your family must love receiving gifts from you. Thank you for linking up to the first ever "Amaze Me Monday" blog party.