Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Christmas Stitching And ......

Time flies, it had been more than a month since I last updated my blog. What had I been doing? I was busy playing with my new toy, the Acer Iconia Tab. It is a present from my husband. I also spent my time watching Korean Drama Serial, it is very addictive.

Luckily, I manage to do some Christmas stitching in between these two pastimes. I bought this pattern locally and substituted the Aida for Linen. It is easy stitching with blocks of the same colors.

Design: Christmas Eve
Fabric: 36ct Lakeside Linen Meadow Rue
Thread: DMC


I just love the reindeer, there are two of them. Not sure who is the designer, it is not stated on the kit.



This is Part 6 of the Mystery SAL hosted by Carol R. I had just completed Part 7 and sent off a picture to Carol. The SAL is coming to an end, the final part is due early next month. Thank you, Carol, for this beautiful sampler.

Fabric: 40ct Newcastle Linen Day Gone BY
Thread: Sullivans Floss Crimson Cloves


Next, an update on the HoE Exchanges. I received a beautiful ornament from Roberta S. This is the "Words of Christmas" Round and she chose a design by Bent Creek. Roberta's stitching and finishing are perfect. Thank you, Roberta, for a wonderful exchange!


For this Round, my partner is Margaret C. This is what I stitched for her. I am so glad that Margaret loves the Ornament.


Design: Merry Christmas(so sorry, forget the designer)
Fabric: 28ct Cashel Linen
Thread: DMC


I forgot to post a picture of the ornament I stitched for Jennifer in the last round of exchange. The theme was Lizzie Kate's Christmas designs. Here is Jennifer's ornament from the Monthly Flip It Series.



Next, some small finishes. I am good at stitching but not the finishing. I procrastinate and procrastinate and procrastinate when it comes to doing the finishing!!! My box is full of stitchings to be finished one fine day.

These two are freebies by Shepherd's Bush. They are supposed to be pincushions and scissors fobs but.... maybe....one day...





This rose design was taken from the Cross Stitcher magazine. It is a teacup pincushion.



I won a blog giveaway from Cathy L (see my previous post). This chart came with fabric and threads. It is a lovely design and I enjoyed stitching it. The strawberry thread keeper is also part of the giveaway goodies.

Design: Dutch Strawberries by The Goode Huswif
Fabric: 40ct Linen
Thread: DMC


I bought this Peppermint tea from an curio shop. What attracted me is not the tea but the box. I love boxes and this one is very French! Isn't is lovely?


I hope to have more to show in my next update. Thank you for visiting my blog, your comments are greatly appreciated!

Keeping Stitching!

Hugs,
Ellen

10 comments:

Lisa V said...

Lots of great stitching.
Your reindeers look like a Prairie Schooler design.

Carol said...

My you've been busy, Ellen!! Such beautiful ornaments and I agree with Lisa--that looks like a Prairie Schooler piece to me as well...

Anne said...

Gorgeous stitching Ellen!! I'm loving that Christmas Eve pattern. Those ornaments are adorable too!! Love the SB freebies!! So cute!! That box is tres francais mais oui?!

BeckySC said...

WOW!!! You have been busy :) I am LOVING the PS piece-it is looking amazing. All your stitches are just gorgeous :)
((hugs))

Kathy Ellen said...

Lovely Stitching, Ellen! My but your needles have been flying while you have been away from blogging!

Sally said...

All of your stitching is lovely Ellen. I think the Christmas Eve piece is Prairie Schooler. I love it.

Vinniey said...

What a beautiful piece of christmas stitching. Love all those little houses. Beautiful finished on "Merry Christmas" and LK ornaments! And gorgeous ornament from Roberta too. Same like you, I'm not so good in finishing, maybe I should try next time. :) Glad to discover your beautiful blog and I will come back again.

Brigitte said...

Oh Ellen, what great stitching you are showing us here. I love each and every piece that you stitched. And received.
Like the other commenters I'm pretty sure that the Christmas piece is by Prairie Schooler.

martine290 said...

the merry christmas is a free of
http://smalltownstitchin.blogspot.com/2010/12/tis-season.html
je l'ai également brodé

Suzanne said...

Such pretty stitching and wonderful exchanges!