Saturday, November 5, 2011

Super Mail and An Update on Christmas Eve

I received a super package from USA. Becky sent me a box of candy tins and wooden boxes. Thank you so much, Becky, I love them. Now, I have to hunt for appropriate designs to stitch for these tins and boxes. Maybe I could use some of my completed pieces for these finishings!


Becky is a wonderful and fast stitcher. She is very creative with her finishes, visit her blog to see her gorgeous works.


I have been stitching diligently on Christmas Eve. Yes, it is definitely a Prairie Schooler's design. I had checked, the design is from Book 158. Here is my update, what is left to stitch is the band of snow at the bottom. I really love the two reindeer.



I jump on the wagon and join the Christmas Ornament Challenge 2011 hosted by Becky. This challenge started on November 1st and we are supposed to stitch Christmas ornaments for the next two months. I wonder, how many can I stitch? Please visit the blog to see the beautiful ornaments already posted there.

Here is my start of the first ornament. My theme is Santa, there are four of them in this series - Red, Green, Black and Gold.


Design: Red Santa by BOAF
Fabric: 36ct Lakeside Linen Meadow Rue
Thread: DMC

Of course, I will stitch other Christmas designs beside Santas. Knowing me, I may just be tired of Santas after the first one.


The next piece is stitched for me by my friend, Claudia. Isn't is beautiful? I love it, thank you Claudia. This will be finished into a circular cushion/pillow.

The design was lifted from The Cross Stitcher, an UK magazine. The picture did not showed the true color of the fabric, it is actually pink!


Design: Sorry I did not take note of the designer
Fabric: 27ct Pink Meran
Thread: DMC


That it for this posting. I hope to have Christmas Eve finished in my next update. And hopefully, there are Christmas ornaments to show, ha! ha!

Thank you for all your comments, they are greatly appreciated!

Hugs and keep stitching,
Ellen

12 comments:

Sally said...

Your stitching is lovely Ellen. I love how Christmas Eve is coming along.

What a wonderful package from Becky. I can't wait to see what you do with them all:)

Theresa said...

Wow~ What an awesome package you got there!!!!!

Love your WIPS!!! They are all so gorgeous~~

Myra said...

Can't wait to see what you do with those goodies from Becky. Your stitching is gorgeous - I love the PS piece.

Irlik said...

Very beautiful embroidery!

Carol said...

What a great bunch of goodies from Becky, Ellen!! Love your PS stitching!!

Brigitte said...

Oh Ellen, Christmas Eve is looking so great. You will soon have a happy dance.
Great package from Becky. I know how difficult it can be to get such nice little tins, at least over here. You certainly have already lots of plans how to use them. Enjoy!

Veronica said...

Oooh... can't wait to see how you decide to finish those tins and boxes. They're lovely.

Christmas Eve is coming along beautifully. There will be a happy dance soon ^.^

Cute Santa. It's gonna make an adorable ornament.

Hugs,
Veronica.

Linda said...

I love your blog, but it is impossible for me to read with the background that you are using. Does anybody else that that problem.

Linda said...

The stitching is awesome.

Siobhan said...

Your stitching looks great, Ellen! I love that PS--they do such wonderful holiday designs.

Kathy Ellen said...

What a wonderful package of little tins from Becky! You are sure to have great fun adapting some of your designs to those cute little tins!

Christmas Eve is so beautiful, and it must make your heart sing, to think that it is almost finished too!

Blessings in Stitches, Dear Lynn.

Suzanne said...

All your stitching is looking great. I love the flower design you will turn into a cushion.