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Friday, December 16, 2016

Cross Stitch Update!

Hello cloud friends.  As I promised, I am devoting this post to the stitching that I have been doing.  This will be my final post before Christmas.  We are spending time with our grand children so no time for blogging! I have been fairly busy so here we go!

 This is a small part of a design I did for my family.  It's from a very old Prairie Schooler Book, Christmas Alphabet Blocks.  I feel very fortunate to have this chart.  I have stitched other gifts from it.

This design is Fragments In Time by Summer House.  I saw this on Carol Fun's blog "Polka Dot Chicken" and knew I had to stitch it.
 
December 25thMerry Christmas Pinkeep by Stacy Nash.

 Most of these are from Little House Needleworks Sampler Tree Ornaments series. The one in the middle Merry, Merry was an ornament I won a few years ago from Andrea at the blog "The Craft Room." I would also like to give credit to Vonna at the Twisted Stitcher for her tutorials on how to do a pillow ornament.  Her blog and tutorials are wonderful. They gave me lots of good ideas on how to finish these pillows. Most of them were stitched last year.





Last but not least, this is a gift from my very good cloud friend Jamie.  Her bog is "Cricket-bug Corner." If you have not visited her bog, take a visit.  It is always a great blog to read.  She is an awesome stitcher. She knows how much I love witches.  She sent this with a long ribbon for me to wear.  Well for the time being it is an ornament.  Who says you can't have a cute little witch on a Christmas tree?!! Thank you so much Jamie, I love her plus I really can't stitch on 40 count so this is something I could not easily make for myself.

I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas.  All of you , my cloud friends, are very special to me.  Thank you so much for reading my blog!!

28 comments:

  1. Wow, Barb, great finishing on the ornaments! You've been holding out on us, haha. Good job on the bigger pieces too. I really like the Stacy Nash piece. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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  2. Lovely little pillows, all of them. It's your tree, you can have a witch if you want one! Have a wonderful Christmas and enjoy your grandchildren.

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  3. Beautiful ornaments and lovely finishing! And the Fragments in Time sampler is delightful - have never seen that design before.

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  4. You have blown me away with your stitching!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE all those little pillows!! Your Fragments in Time turned out beautiful... that was a lovely piece to stitch once I was aware of the places where it wasn't as regular as I assumed...LOL Have a wonderful Christmas with your family... safe travels... hugs!!

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  5. Wow, you've been busy! :)
    Great Samplers, and your pillows turned out so pretty.
    Love the Stacy Nash piece.
    Yes, you CAN have a Witch on your tree. lol
    Wishing you a great Christmas with your family.
    Marilyn

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  6. Your stitching is lovely, I have lost my mojo and not stitched for ages, I did not finish the christmas tree I started earlier in the year. On the plus I have read loads of good books.

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  7. Beautiful stitching !! Your pillow finishes are lovely. You are very busy. I am going to have guests for the coming week for 5 days so no stitching for me.

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  8. Wow! Such beautiful, wonderful stitching Barb! I love the stitching for your family. :)

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  9. wow, wonderful christmas stitching.
    I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
    Manuela

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  10. Beautiful finishes! Love the Stacy Nash. I am glad you like the witch. I know how much you love Halloween. Merry Christmas my friend!

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  11. Beautiful stitching Barb.
    Wishing you a very Happy Christmas

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  12. Merry Christmas! I love your bowl of finishes and yes Vonna is very inspiring!

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  13. OH my, Barb, I love, love your basket of little pillows. I am a fan of little pillows and always love to see them on stitchers' blogs and love to see the many different ways of finishing. You also used different ways of finishing your pillows and they all look gorgeous. And you are right, Vonna's tutorials are awesome.

    Prairie Schooler's Christmas Alphabet is always useful for Christmas stitching. And I love Fragments in Time, a design that I had never seen before. Great finish, Barb.

    Wishing you a wonderful Christmas time with your grandchildren!

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  14. OK, Barb, I'm not going to listen to you anymore about your lack of finishing skills because your little pillows are adorable and so beautifully done! Honestly--you did a wonderful job :)

    I do love the PS Christmas Alphabet and have yet to stitch any of it, but I need to do some name ornaments soon!

    I know you will treasure each second with your grandchildren--enjoy!! Wishing you and your family all the best at Christmas time--thank you for sharing all of your pretty creations throughout the year!

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  15. Wow! I love all your finishes, but that Stacy Nash snowman pillow is just adorable!!!

    Wishing you a fantastic Christmas, have fun with your Grandchildren. xx

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  16. Merry Christmas to you and yours Barb!! Just love this post!!! Those pillows!!! All gorgeous. And that witch! :) I love witches too :) Enjoy the time with your family!

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  17. Wonderful WIPs. Your stitching and finishing on your pillows is beautiful You have a great display.

    Hoping you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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  18. Lots of lovely stitching, Barb! And wonderful finishing on your ornaments/pillows! I'm afraid you've done a little enabling and I'm off to check out Fragments in Time. : )

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  19. Merry Christmas, Barb! Enjoy your grandkids!

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  20. Wow--lots of stitchy goodness here! Love them all! That is quite the collection of smalls. I am thinking to do like Carol has done, and stitch one ornament a month for my small tree next year. I really like the Summer House one --never saw it done before now! Hope your Christmas is the best ever! Hugs!

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  21. Gorgeous stitching. The basket of pillows does look lovely.
    I really like your little witch too, what a great gift.
    Have a wonderful Christmas with your family.

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  22. Look at your lovely bowel filled with gorgeous goodness! I love them, each and every one! I also love your PS ABC ornament? that's lovely!
    Merry Christmas to you and your family! May you enjoy a blessed day!

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  23. Barb: Oh my goodness all that beautiful stitching, I am jealous, I have not done much do to my ill Mother Father-in-law and my Husband.

    Merry Christmas
    Catherine

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  24. Beautiful stitching and finishing Barb! Merry Christmas!

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  25. Wonderful, wonderful stitching, Barb, my very dear friend. So hard to pick a favourite but maybe, it is the PS Christmas Alphabet blocks and the Merry Christmas with the snowflake buttons. Merry Christmas to you and yours. hugs, Kaye

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  26. What wonderful Christmas stitching Barb. Your smalls finishes are inspired. Merry Christmas and welcome home to the Pacific NW!

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  27. Everything looks wonderful, great finishes! And yes, why not a witch on the tree?!

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  28. Astoria looks like a lovely place to visit and hey, you could have just popped across the Pacific to visit me, you know - lol! Thanks for sharing your great pics.

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