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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Winter, So Far Only in My Stitching

We have had the weirdest weather! It has been in the 60's and low 70's for weeks. It's getting close to Christmas and I want cold and maybe some snow. So far, the closest to snow and cold is stitching it. I finished LK Winter Alphabet over the week end. I am going to have an in and out frame made in case I do the others. I do love the fall one.
I also did DT's January. I used a scrap of 32 ct. pearl gray and I used the called for NPI's. I do love me some silks.
On Saturday, I drove up to New Hampshire to Yankee Cross Stitch to take a class from Donna of By the Bay fame. She is a lovely person and we had a great time. We made this cute tree. It is made out of wool, a dowel and wire. Darn easy to put together. The only thing I would change is the really bright green floral tape we used to rap the truck of the tree. I am going to get some darker green tape and go over the bright green. Then I will love the little tree. I must say that the base is really nice. Red and has a nice design in the medal. You can click on any of the pictures for a larger view.
I have collected some Santa's over the years and I thought that I would share one of my collection at the end of each post this month. What I noticed, while taking their pics is that they are all woodsy kinda of Santa's. This one I got in Canada a number of years ago when Cheryl and I brought her Mother back home.
This is my small tree in the kitchen. I bought it at the Christmas Tree Shop for around 10 bucks. A great buy. I have my cross stitch ornies on it. I really need to do more. Hopefully for next season. Wow! I need to thank everyone for the wonderful comments on my last post. They mean a lot to me. Until next time....Happy Stitching! Deborah

37 comments:

Kathy A. said...

Love your LK Winter Alphabet and all the other pretty stitches.
Your Santa sure is a handsome fella and a Canadian too lol!

Lesleyanne said...

Your L*K finish is gorgeous as is your DT finish. Your tree and santa are lovely.

And This Little Pig said...

Lovely stitching Deborah. It's summer down here, and we are looking for the sun, this week we haven't had a day over 22C (71F) usually we are well over 40C (104F) by now, and days and days on end of it... Nope not missing it :@

Love your ornie tree.

LiBBiE in Oz

Christine said...

Lovely stitching and great Christmas decorations

Lois said...

Love Winter Alphabet! It and January are two great finishes. Love your cross stitch ornament tree!

Christina said...

Your finishes are lovely. I really like the tree you made at Donna's class. How fantastic that you live close enough to travel to one of her classes. I drool over the photos she has of her shop on her blog!
Thank you for sharing photos of your Christmas decorations...I love to see how others decorate their homes during the Festive season!

cucki said...

hello dear, i truly love your LK winter sampler..so sweet..and all the other stitching is so pretty too..like always :)
your santa is so sweet and i fell in love with so much with the lovely ornie tree..
big hugs cucki xx

Sarah said...

Love your LK Winter, sooo pretty! Lovely Christmas ornaments too, especially your cross stitch ornie tree. What a good idea!

Heidi said...

Loving all these lovelies! The tree is so sweet with all your stitched ornaments. I need to be inspired to do this as I wanted to in 2011 and never did. The LK alphabet is great and cannot wait to see it framed or finished.

The feather tree made of wool is F*A*N*T*A*S*T*I*C! I just adore it and how fun it would be to make one yourself too.

I have been neglecting my blog and blog visits but hope to have things more calm soon. Next week, my quilt group Christmas party is over and I can do things I want for the holidays afterwards. Stop by my blog as I have a giveaway going. Another will follow too. :-)

Hugs from Holland ~
Heidi

Siobhan said...

Beautiful finishes, Deborah! At least you're in the spirit with your stitching even if the weather isn't. ;) The tree is so cute! I love your santas, too, and look forward to seeing more of your collection.

Chris said...

I love the Lizzie Kate winter alphabet. Your class sounds like it was fun, the little tree is great.
Your cross stitch ornie tree looks good, you have room for more ornies :)

Bekca said...

LK Winter Alphabet looks great, I'll have to look up the others, I like the sound of the Autumn one. Your ornament tree is fab, I hope to own one myself one day. Best wishes and happy stitching to you.

Margaret said...

Your LK Alphabet is wonderful! Love the DT piece as well. The little tree is great -- I would have loved to take that class, but it's too far away for me. Lovely ornament tree too. I bet you're feeling colder by the end of the day today! The chill has come here overnight!

Nancy said...

Beautiful winter stitches that you have!

You are so lucky to have taken a class with Donna. She is such a talented designer, and your wool tree is wonderful. Love that Santa!

Cute stitchy tree too - I also hope to have a lot of stitched ornaments next year!

Tatkis said...

Beautiful stitched pieces!
When snow comes, you will be ready!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Sherry said...

We had some warm weather too until this morning. Brrrrr. I think our winter has arrived. Great job on the tree and turning it into a feather tree. You are very talented.

dixiesamplar said...

Love your finishes...very nicely done. And that little tree is adorable.

I am envious of your ornie tree...so beautiful!

Shirlee said...

So many beautiful things & wonderful finishes! Blessings, Shirlee

Teresa said...

I am so jealous, I saw that class to make the tree. How fun you got to attend.
I see you are already a month ahead and have January done, good for you.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches
PS - Sounds like you are having more of a California Christmas with your weather.

BrendaS said...

Deborah --
Your L*K finish looks great! Love the little tree you have in your kitchen with your stitched ornaments and the little tree you made is just darling too:)

Our weather has been kind of wierd too. I'm ready for a "little" snow to make it feel more festive! It can go away by 1/1 too:))

Have a great weekend.

Lisa said...

love your LK winter abc finish, I have all 4 of these designs now and just love them all, i started on the spring one but put it aside for now. great idea about the frame, might need to borrow that idea!

love your DT finish too, I've never seen these, might need to add to my wishlist

you have more ornies than i have this year, love your little tree, look great!

Michelle said...

Everything is wonderful. I hope your weather starts to cooperate soon. I love the little felt tree you made and can't wait to see more of your Santas!

Michelle said...

Lovely photos thank you for sharing them xx

Jackie said...

I love the tree in your kitchen. That is a second Christmas Tree that is very doable!

I hope your weather is more winter like for you soon!

Janice Boucher said...

Deb... your Santa is beautiful. Santas and Snowmen are my weakness.
I also love your DT January. Aren't those patterns just the cutest little things?
Your kitchen tree looks great with all the stitched ornies on it. I would leave it up through Feb and after Christmas display all your Winter ornies on it.... that is...IF we ever get WINTER here in Massachusetts!!!! Somehow seeing snowmen sitting on green lawns just does not spell Christmas here in New England!

Tricia said...

Oooh, thanks for reminding me about the LK Autumn alphabet. I need to add that to my Christmas wish list! : ) Great finishes!!!

Laurie in Iowa said...

The tree you made is so cute. Love all your holiday decorations.

Mindi said...

The L*K Winter piece is adorable. I love the fetl tree you made for the class, but I have to agree with you, either a darker green, or even brown, floral tape would be better.

Carol said...

Love the January DT finish, Deborah. I have that one in my "to-do" pile. And how nice to see your tree with all of your stitched ornaments--it looks great :)

Catherine said...

Great projects and I love your small tree!

staci said...

Wonderful stitching! I love the tree you made and your cross stitch ornie tree too!

Suzanne said...

Your weather sounds like ours, but we are in summer. I had to pull the winter clothes out of storage the other day!

Love your stitching and tree full or ornaments.

Kerry said...

I just made my first visit to your blog, you have such lovely stitching, hope you have a minute to stop by mine.
Happy Holidays!

Lynn said...

It's been pretty mild here too. We've had a dusting of snow overnight but that's about it.
Your ornament tree is beautiful! It's perfect for all your stitched finishes.
Both your finishes are wonderful!

Angela said...

It was mild here too until today and now it's bitterly cold....bone chilling cold!
Love the LK Winter ABC and your other finishes too!

Pumpkin said...

Congrats on two more fantastic finishes :o)

That is such an adorable little tree! What part of it is wool????

Love your Christmas decor. I love my ornament tree too. I think they're so much fun to decorate and admire the work put into it from myself and others :o)

Lynn said...

Love the Winter Alphabet! Your ornament tree looks great. It's just about the size of the one I recently purchased. Just perfect for your ornies!