Here I am ready to share! Are you ready? :)
For the First Day of Christmas with The Twisted Stitcher.....
I am sharing my finish of the Limited Edition Kit by Brenda Gervais of Country Stitches ~ With Thy Needle and Thread. May I present:
Snow Bird Pinkeep
It is stitched with a mixture of DMC and Gentle Arts overdyes on 40 ct. Linen
Then finished and placed into the snowflake base.
Isn't it darling? I was one of 98 lucky people that got one. I sat my alarm clock for the time that it was to go on sale and as soon as my alarm went off, I ran to the computer, did some clicking and 5 minutes later was doing my victory dance!
The snowflake base, as Brenda described on her blog introducing the kit, reminds me of old mercury light bulbs. Oh, I how love it! I can't tell you how many times, after I have stitched and finished it, that I have just held it in my hands looking at it. It is simply perfect! Simplicity at its best. The sweet little bias tape bow...perfection. Thank you Brenda Gervais, you do not know me and I'm sure you don't read my blog, but I thank you for the pleasure you have brought me this Christmas season just by being able to own, stitch and finish this project. I love it!
Have I said that before?....haha! :)
From the very beginning, even when I didn't own the kit yet, but was planning my attack... ;)
I knew that if I was one of the lucky ones to get a kit, that I would never use mine as a pinkeep. Rather, I planned on putting it near the top of my tree by my angel.
So here it is as, I envisioned it:
for my first Christmas tradition to share. Please notice the two little guys hanging on our tree:
They affectionately catch a ride on our tree (as our tree spins round and round all day and night long) each season and used to hang around on the tree at my Grandma Weber's house when I was a little girl. All through my life these little fellows have hung on someone's tree until they came to live with us about 10 years ago, after my Grandmother's passing.
they are the Original Elf on a Shelf and sidekick :)
Every year when I put them on the tree, I think fondly of my Granny. She loved Christmas, as much as I and she always, always tried her best to make it magical!
I hope this Day 1 of The 25 Days of Christmas with The Twisted Stitcher was a little taste of magic for you!
love in stitches,