For a while there I thought I was never going to pick up needle and thread and do any stitching before Christmas! The past few days have been a blur of various family and church activities, as well as trying to write Christmas cards and find Christmas gifts.
But with a stitch here and there I finished this Need'l Love pattern by Lynn Horsford called Ol' Saint Nick. After cross stitching I love to try my hand at wool applique and Christmas being my favorite holiday, this one was a pleasure to bring together.
Even all the finer details were lovely and added to the pattern.
Don't you think he seems to be winking?
Must be I'm on the nice list this year! Hope so!
Have a great week and don't stress but enjoy this special season when Christ came down, the greatest gift of all!
That feeling is sneaking up on me now that it's the first of December and of course it's time to think about getting ready for my favorite holiday season of the year. I love making and decorating for Christmas and I just listed this cute little hanging pillow with jingle bells on my Etsy shop.
Thank you to those who have favorited my shop and goods. I'm hoping to add more this week!
But here's what I've been working on for gifts for friends this year.
I feel in love with these reindeer pillows and decided to make some from wool which is simply appliqued on. I was surprised at how quickly they came to together.
I have included the templates I used which were easily available on google images for free and there are so many you can have different silhouettes to pick from.
So it's definitely feeling a lot like Christmas in blogland and I hope you get lots of crafting done!
Welcome dear friends. Did you enjoy your weekend? We had a busy one and a cold one with freezing temperatures yesterday.
Today I finished this punch needle angel stocking by Country Stitches. I just used DMC threads that I had to hand. In hindsight I wish I had used darker green for the holly leaves but overall I'm pleased with it.
I think my punch needle technique is getting better but I would like to know how to achieve clearer definition of detail eg the stars the angel is holding.
As that's another project ticked off my bucket list, I'm going to start into the next one!
All fun and games!
Once again, thank you all for your comments and visits.
I am a committed follower of the Lord Jesus Christ, my Savior and Redeemer. I am blessed to be married to my best friend for 21 years and we have 3 very dear children, 2 girls and a boy. We live in Northern Ireland and I discovered an interest in American country/primitive crafting and decorating. I'm willing to give most crafting projects a go - its fun - most of the time!!
So join me for a unique attempt to prim up my part of the 'Emerald Isle'!!