I've been busy trying to kick a week old cold, and much to my regret I'm on the losing end of this battle. Alka-seltzer and my rear end growing roots in my stitching chair has been the only comfort I've had these long days. So I've put myself to good work making lemonade with my lemons.
As you know...
I mentioned that I would like to stitch at least one ornament per month in 2012 so that I can bedeck and bedazzle my Christmas Tree next Christmas season. I've made good on my promise to myself with this finish. Please let me introduce the 2011 Prairie Schooler Yearly Santa:
2011 Prairie Schooler Yearly Santa
Designer: Prarie Schooler
Stitched on unknown 40 ct. linen
with DMC as charted
finished as an ornament for my future Santa tree
I'm OCD and always want to push myself to do better than I originally plan. I kitted up 3 other ornaments with hopes to finish all of them in January which would be four ornaments (my math skills are amazing!) for this month. Well, I'm on my way because yesterday I finished stitching this beauty:
Designer: Little by Little
Pattern found in the 2003 Just Cross Stitch Special Ornament Issue
stitched on 32 ct. R&R Candlelight linen
with GAST as charted
finished as an ornament for my Christmas tree
I have loved...
this little ornament since I first saw it, lo those many years ago, and never stitched it. I don't know why because this little fella is a cutie pa-tootie if ever I saw one. I wanted to remain true to the folksy, primitive feel of the design so twisted some jute to make cording and finished it simply. It turned out just like I had it pictured in my head. I'm please as punch!
Remember my idol...
Carol, she wrote me the most wonderful little note encouraging my quest for stitching one ornament each month, as I have watched her these past few years stitching her own ornaments each month (and of course many, many other beautiful things) and her finishing....stunning! Well with her encouraging words I haven't floundered yet. See Carol! Let's hope I hold steadfast in my pursuit of that splendidly decorous, bedecked and bedazzled tree for 2012!
I'm on my way...
between these two and the three that I finished at the end of 2011. That's a total of FIVE for 2012 (there goes those math skills, again!).
until we meet again my sweet friends - as I sit witnessing a snow storm outside my window with my rump growing roots in my stitching chair - I'll be keeping my hands to work and heart to God, just like always. Take good care of yourselves, it is getting to be cold and flu season, let me be the example to a healthier you.
Hugs and love,