Happy Day Blog Buddies and Stitching Friends!...
It is my sincere hope that all of you are enjoying your days of good cheer! I squeezed a few minutes out today to finish my Prairie Schooler project that I showed you the other day.
Here is what I came up with for a finish:
"Comin' to Town"
Designed by: Prairie Schooler
Limited Edition Santa Kit 2011
Stitched on: 28 ct. natural raw linen
Stitched with: Crescent Colours
I finished "Comin' to Town"...
as a plate/wall hanging. What that means is, that I added to the back a ribbon hanger so that I can hang it on the wall if I want, or display it on easel. I have visions of having all of the Limited Edition Santas on my mantle. Now this part is between you and me...I have all of the limited Santa kits...this is the only one I've ever opened and finished. Shhhh.... There is always 2012!
As I was stitching...
"Comin' to Town", I kept thinking that the waving Santa was cute as a button. Then I got to thinking about my "vision" of my Santa mantle, then I got to thinking about how I lust after a Prairie Schooler Santa Tree. I got to thinking really hard after I saw THIS ONE over at Pricilla's, (be still my heart) and you know how it goes when I start thinking. So to bring a vision one teeny, tiny step closer to fruition, I stitched up this:
"Comin' to Town" Santa Ornament
taken from motif found on the Prairie Schooler
Limited Edition Santa Kit
Stitched over two using three stands on 25 ct. French Country Mocha Lugana
Just like my vision! now I have a pretty picture to display and a sweet ornament to hang on our tree. And I'm one step closer to my Santa Tree! In fact, in 2012 my goal is to stitch at least one ornament a month so that I can see that Santa Tree standing smack dab in the middle of my house someday!
Here's the pretties...
I stitched and finished this week. It's been a productive one for me :)
"Comin' to Town" Plate/Wallhanging and Ornament
that's all I got for you today. We're travelling this weekend celebrating with our extended families the Christmas Holidays so that we can observe our own family traditions and celebrations here at our home over the actual holiday. We made that decision about 5 years ago - to stop the insanity of travelling all over - and observe in our own home our own traditions with just us. It was the best decision we ever made.
Until next time...
I'll be keeping my hands to work and heart to God, just like always!
Hugs and love,