Sunday, January 11, 2009

More Christmas stitching....late I know :-D

More Christmas stitching??? I know the season is well and over as the deep cold outside is reminding me, but I didn't get a chance to update my blog very much last month, so I'm going to force a couple more pics. Well these were actually Christmas presents so I couldn't show them beforehand anyways.

This is Prairie Schooler's Winter Wind, on 32 ct Antique white linen. I made this into a flatfold for a Christmas present for Kelly. My first flatfold, using the lovely Vonna's detailed instructions!

And 2 days before Christmas I put the finishing touches on the set of Shepherd's Bush ornaments, 8 of them from the JCS Ornament issues. These were really fun to stitch and so quick too. I used some brushed cottons from my stash to finish them up, and simple jute for hangers. These were a present for Carrie! Bella is settling in very well at home, and becoming my little shadow. She teases me when I'm coming down the stairs by taking little nips at my legs, to remind me that she is there. But by far her favourite game is to race about the house as fast as she can. She will race up the stairs, run about the hall to our bedroom and then back again around and down again. She does this about 5-6 times before she collapses in a heaving little ball on the floor, waits until she catches her breath, and then she's off again. If only I had a little of that energy.

Until next time!

41 comments:

Laura said...

Wow, your Winter Wind flatfold is beautiful! And I love those Shepherd's Bush ornaments also. Your finishing of them is perfect.

karenv said...

Lovely finishes! The SB ornaments look wonderful all grouped together like that, the fabric you used for the borders is perfect.

Andrea said...

I love the PS design. Gosh all of those SB ornaments. So wonderful and all finished so beautifully.

Julianne said...

Wendy,

What beautiful gifts you made for your DD's! I love the finishing too.

Nic said...

Your finishes are wonderful - and you're very generous, I'm not sure I could have been able to give those away! Your friends are very lucky :O)

Melissa said...

Hi Wendy,

I love the Winter Wind flatfold that you did. I will have to try that technique sometime. The SB ornaments are gorgeous. What a basket of treasures!

Bella sounds like a bundle of fun!

ps will send you email soon.

Laura said...

Beautiful!!!! The basket of SB ornaments is stunning and for one gal to receive them all at once....she must have hyperventilated!! Absolutely wonderful!

Rachel said...

such wonderful finishes. The ornaments will look wonderful on a tree, lucky Carrie!

Vonna said...

Oh My....I love your flatfold! Nicely done :o) And I absolutely adore your basket of SB's ornaments...LOVELY!!!

Wendy said...

Hi Wendy,

I just found your blog and you make so wonderfull things. I also love to do cross stitching, but also scrapbooking, cardmaking, patchwork, etc... anything which is creative. It's so nice to look at all that wonderful handcrafts. I will come back to visit again.

Greetings from Belgium,
Wendy

xstitch.nl said...

Your SB finishes are BEAUTIFUL!! As is your wintry flatfold!! What a wonderful stitchy start to the new year!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow Wendy beautiful gifts!

Redwitch said...

The PS turned out great and the SB ornies are stunning :) I've stitched one of these but not finished it, yours look great all together!

Ranae said...

You did a fabulous job on the PS flatfold, Congrats!!
And I love the SB ornaments. They are super gorgeous.

Kathy A. said...

You have done a wonderful job on your first flatfold. Lucky Carrie - those ornaments will make a lovely addition to his tree.

Lee said...

I think we like to see Christmas finsishes at any time of year. You've done a fantastic job on all of them!

Heidi said...

What lovely gifts you made up. Lucky people who received them. LOL @ bella. Glad to hear she is doing so well. :)

Cheryl said...

Oh what beautiful gifts Wendy!! You did a great job with the finishing on everything

Siobhan said...

Your Winter Wind flatfold is fabulous! You did a great job, especially since you say it's your first time doing a flatfold. Wow! The pic of the ornaments in the basket made my mouth go dry. Wow wow wow. Talk about ornament inspiration. You finished them so nicely, too--nicely done but the stitching gets to shine through. Beautiful!

Siobhan said...

PS--your new pup is adorable!

tintocktap said...

Love all those SB ornaments. I'm planning some ornie stitching before next Christmas, I'll have to include some of them!

Margaret said...

Gorgeous winter/Christmas stitching. Kelly & Carrie must have been thrilled with these lovely gifts.

Solstitches said...

What a fabulous collection of SB ornaments! They are beautifully stitched and finished.
I love the way you finished your PS Winter Winds too. I finished stitching that piece earlier last year but it's still lying around somewhere.

staci said...

Your PS flatfold is gorgeous, love it! And I'm totally envious of your SB ornies, lol! Those have been on my to-do list for years!!!

Michele said...

What special Christmas gifts :) I love the finishing on both everything. I hope they were well received :)

Lucy said...

Beautiful finish!! I love your ornaments, Congratulations for your work.

AnnMcD said...

I'll bet the girls were thrilled with their gifts! The new little pup looks pretty cute too.

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

I love your Winter Winds flatfold and those Shepherd's Bush ornies all together are awesome! So many delightful things here, Wendy. :)

Milly~ said...

Just lovely!!! THe SB ornaments are just adorable.

SmileyCarrie said...

My ornaments are my favourite things ever! I think I'll keep them up all year. Thanks Mom.. you're the best :)

pinta said...

I love Prairie Scholler and I love little Bella!
ciao
Pinta & Uto

Crazee4books said...

Hi Wendy,

I love these Prairie Schooler
designs stitched smaller then
the recommended 28 count and
finished into flat folds. They
look fabulous!!

And that includes this one here
that you just finished off. This
is such a pretty design, and
perfect for this time of year.

And the basket full of the SB
ornaments is a terrific gift
to give someone. They make a
lovely set and are sure to
become a treasured family
heirloom. Carrie and Kelly
are very lucky gals.

Bella is adorable!!! What a
sweet face she has. Bet things
are crazy around your place as
she settles in and takes her
place in the canine hierarchy.
At the top, no doubt.

It's going to be cold, cold
cold out this weekend. And
snowy too. So I'm hibernating
with needle and thread and
some good tunes on the ipod.
Oh yes, plus two cats, and the
electric heater humming at my
feet.

Hope you have a great weekend
too. Cheers!

Teri said...

Oh my! The finishes are all beautiful! What wonderful gifts!!

stitcherw said...

Wonderful finishes, they all look great. I love the basket full of the ornaments, to cute. Glad to hear Bella is settling in so well, I'd love to have that much energy too.
Sue

Sharon said...

Beautiful finish! The ornaments are fantastic!

Leslie aka zoeandcooper said...

I just love your finished SB ornaments! They are fantastic!

Stitchery Doo said...

Wow! I love those ornaments! Beautiful finishes.

shakatak66 said...

Your latest Christmas finishing is all absolutely stunning - what a visual treat! :D

Asta said...

Very wonderful works!!!

Scrap, quilt and stitch said...

Your alphabet is a great job !
I love very much the PS' winter wind and your SB ornaments.

Lynn said...

I love those SB ornaments! I've never done any of their patterns but just had a friend here visiting who is working on one and got me interested. Lovely finishing too.
Kelly must have loved that PS flatfold. It's lovely as well!