~ Greetings Friends ~
and a warm welcome to
25 Days of Christmas with The Twisted Stitcher
Today I have for you two sweet ornaments that appeared in the 2013 Just Cross Stitch Ornament Preview Issue and the 2013 Just Cross Stitch Ornament Issue.
May I present:
Designed by: Casey Buonaugurio
both found in the 2013 Ornament Preview and Ornament Issue Just Cross Stitch Magazines.
I stitched both of them on 25 ct. Lugana, one in red and the other in blue.
They are stitched with DMC.
I must say, I love these, and my kids do too! They each have asked me to re-stitch them in colors of their choosing for the hat and scarves and put their name on it with the date. So (at some point in time) I am going to do that, because these little Chilly Willies are CUTE! :) and they are quick stitches too! One afternoon, bingo bango...finished! I did both of these in one day.
Speaking of Chilly Willies...
we have been dumped upon big time in the ice and snow department. Today my share is:
Our Front Door
A few things you might be interested in:
I made the cone trees last year and they have held up GREAT! Of course our little stoop is covered, so that helps. But here is what I did:
Cone Urn Trees: I took two sheets of poster board: rolled a cone shape (like an ice cream cone) I stapled it and then I wrapped it with packing tape. I took LED lights and went down the cone, around and around (I taped these with the packing tape). Then I took the white sparkle tree garland and went round and round hot gluing hiding all of the lights. They are held in place in my urns using large Dowel Rods hammered into the dirt. At night they sparkle and shine and I've had many compliments on them. I was inspired to make these by all the small cone trees on pinterest, that so many have on their mantles. I needed something impressive outside, so I made a jumbo version.
The wreath, I also made using deco-mesh, ribbons and ornaments.
And the ~Welcome~ is a vinyl cling...
(I can't paint to save my life)
they are hot, hot, hot this year too. Got mine on Etsy at Doodlebugs Shop.
And here's our frosty view from our front door out...
we have approximately 12 inches on the ground now, thanks to last nights dump of 1 inch.
But I'm not complaining, I love snow and the cozy quietness of it! Although Mr. Pfeiffer wants to choke me when I say that! LOL!
and with that...
that is Day Ten!