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Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Who wants Figgy Pudding?

Isn't it amazing what you can find when you go rummaging around in your stash!  I was looking through my stash of Christmas designs for something pudding or food like but nothing jumped out until I raided the box of magazine freebies....

So who would like some figgy pudding?  This is a Jane Greenoff design.  I am not sure what magazine it came from originally (probably Needlecraft UK) but it would have been from the late 80's or early 90's I suspect.

So that's it - quick and simple this month!

See you next month! Til then happy Christmas stitching!
Hugs xx

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Rita's Sept. 2016 (Christmas Food) Ornament

This is literally hot off the ironing board and is from Lizzie Kate's Tiny Tidings XII.  I used Wichelt's lambswool 32 count (over 2) with mostly the recommended floss colors. (I subbed out a couple of colors that I didn't already have in my stash.)   The heart button was just one from my stash.

When my 4 kids were living at home, we'd always leave out some cookies and milk for Santa (and carrots for the reindeer) and Santa would always leave a thank you note with some advice to the kids about being good for the upcoming this was an obvious choice for me to stitch.

Serendipitous Jo's September Ornie - Christmas Food

I have decided to stitch the Christmas Cubes by Primitive Hare as my Christmas project this year.  I looked at the themes which Kaye had chosen for this year and all but two are covered by the Cubes.  Perfect!  It does mean that I will stitch the letters out of order but I can cope with that.

Here is Cube 7 - I

This is exactly as charted apart from the substitution of B5200 for Blanc.

Here are all seven so far:

stitched on 35 count Country Mocha from Willow Fabrics

You can tell "I" was photographed at a different time to the rest!

Monday, 19 September 2016

Hattie Hedgehog

Here's Hattie - complete with her teapot and cup of tea. This is a freebie from Brookes Books, part of the Animal Advent series.

She was "5" in the series - I stitched the year this will be a gift for a special little girl this Christmas.

Now......onward to October!!

Friday, 16 September 2016

Advice please....

Hello lovely Christmas Elves ...

Just wanting some advice, please.  I thought that for a change I would try to Finish my latest Christmas Ornie, Xmas Tea, straight away - I know, I know, be still my beating heart!  I am actually going to be organised! lol!

Anyway, reaching into my newly organised tub of Christmas fabric, literally the first fabric that caught my eye was this one:

But then I rummaged around a little bit more and found this one:

I think that I am leaning more towards the second one but I would love a second opinion - so please let me know what you think.

hugs, Kaye

P.S. Don't forget to check out my previous post about ideas for next year's themes.  Looking forward to your input on that post, please.

So far, Theme 1 is appealing to some people whilst some great ideas are coming in for Theme 2.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Lots to drink

Hey guys!

I am on time and with an actual stitch that isn't a stretch of the theme!  Go me!

I brought some hot cocoa to go along with Kaye's tea so we won't go thirsty ;)

This is Hot Cocoa by M Designs from the 2013 Just Cross Stitch Ornament Issue.

I love hot cocoa around Christmas time or any time of the year actually so this might stay out all year.

Can't wait to see everyone else's Christmas food stitches!


Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Tea anyone?

Yay!  I have finished my September theme relatively early this month - all up to date - Yay!  (Don't ask me how far behind I am on the Hallowe'en Ornie SAL - three months and counting, I think!)

I present to you, Xmas Tea.... 

Xmas Tea
Designer: Primitive Acorns
Source: JCS Christmas Ornie Mag 2016
28 ct linen
Assorted floss from stash

It was a very sweet stitch.

hugs, Kaye

P.S. Don't forget to check out my previous post about ideas for next year's themes.  Looking forward to your input.