Hi all...hope this finds you in the holiday spirit! My decorating is done and I don't have much shopping to do this year so I'm in pretty good shape. I didn't go too crazy this year...put up my 2 trees in the family room and living room and about half of my other items and that was enough. I really have more Christmas things than I have room to display, especially cross-stitching! Someimes I forget how much I have until I start hauling it out LOL. Thought I'd share a few pics with you of some of my holiday decorating...most of these Santas were stitched back in the 80's but I still enjoy them. I swapped out some of my samplers for the season and hung some of my Christmas pieces in their place - less holes in the walls that way so the husband is happy. This isn't even all of them...I'm running out of room but not going to let it slow me down....I love holiday stitching! Hard to get good photos - it's cloudy here today but that's okay we need some rain.
A few holiday treasures........
Anyone remember this Santa from CS&CC magazine? My best friend and I stitched it together (yeah...1987!) and I still remember what a pain the face was - all quarter-stitches!
My sampler wall turned holiday-ish......
An old Santa from a Leisure Arts magazine
All I recall about this one is the name - "Pere Noel". A pink Santa..perfect in my book!
I own all the annual Prairie Schooler Santa patterns but have only stitched 2 of the early ones! Back then they sold coordinating mats and frames for them but those days are long gone.......
I love my little Christmas mouse...even though I'm terrified of a real one LOL
I just picked this up from the framer last weekend....LHN's "Pointsettia House" which I renamed to my own liking....
Up next is some finishing work I've been doing for a lovely stitchy friend I met though my blog. Cindy (no blog) does amazing over-one stitching and it's been fun helping her turn these projects into little ornaments and other things. I've enjoyed doing it, but I keep adding them to my list of things to stitch as I love them all!
This is "Hospitality" by Shakespeare's Peddler
A little quail freebie from Prairie Schooler - too cute!
Another PS freebie...a little snowman
Don't they look cute nestled together??
Here's a little Bent Creek chart called "Sparkle", made into a ornament
This is "Smitten" by All Through the House. Cindy provided an antiqued wooden box lid that it was mounted on.
And finally this is "A Wassailing", another chart from Shakespeare's Peddler, made into an easel/flatfold.
Thank you Cindy for letting me work on your lovely pieces!
P.S. I hadn't even heard about the tragedy today in Connecticut as I was writing this. So very senseless and horrific. So many troubled young people..I just don't understand. My heart goes out to all affected by this and I hope we can find some way to get to these troubled people before they resort to actions like this. :-(