Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Tis the season....

The Christmas season is upon us as we
begin the wave goodbye to fall.
I had a pretty good stitchy autumn since
last we spoke.

October's installment of the
Prairie Schooler Alphabet
was a mermaid.

Prairie Schooler "M is for Mermaid"
stitched on 40ct linen with DMC

Honestly I was not looking forward to
this block due to the large
chunks of color.  I was surprised to
find the blues and greens were a
nice change of pace from 3371. 
This is one of my favorites thus far.

Yes...November is over and I should
have the next installment, N is for Nest,
finished but I am can't find my
motivation to stitch finish it. 
Good thing about being an adult is
I can stitch a little bit at a time
until it is done.  My goal is to finish
N and O is for Owl by December's end.

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A favorite finish in the month of October
was Heartstring Samplery "Proverbs 8:11".
This is a three-part series and I stitched
the other two parts in 2015 and decided I
really wanted to finish this one this year also.
Heartstring Samplery "Proverbs 8:11"
stitched on PTP 40ct Legacy with recommended hand-dyed threads

I loved this series from the first time I saw
them not only for the messages but for
the softness and beauty of the designs.

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I decided to throw in two more Christmas ornaments too.

Summer House Stitche Workes "Barn Star Ornaments"
stitched on PTP 40ct Ale with Victorian Motto Red and WDW Bark

I love these little ornaments and hope
to finish as bowl fillers.

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Who doesn't love Lizzie Kate and I was
gobsmacked as soon as I saw her
"String" snippets.  Is this not the cutest?

Lizzie Kate "Merry String"
stitched on 28ct over one with DMC

I wanted to one to be small for an ornament
and I envisioned this one to be in a drum fashion. 
It turned out to be the size of a
Christmas tree ball which was perfect.
Oh my.... cuteness overload!

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As Thanksgiving neared I couldn't
resist these two cute designs any longer.

Homespun Elegance "Turkey Tyme"
stitched on 40ct mystery linen with recommended threads

Lizzie Kate "Sampling Thanksgiving"
stitched on WDW 30ct Straw with my own thread conversion

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Holding on to fall a little longer, I stitched
this Blackbird Design from last year. 

 BBD "Bittersweet September"
stitched on 40ct mystery linen with Victorian Motto threads

I just love the burst of orange on this
design....the over one stitching
for the alphabet not so much.
My friend Charlene shared a tip to
use a #10 beading needle for the over
one and I will say it did go a lot quicker.

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Thanks for visiting today and
happy stitches....