Thursday, January 9, 2014

Two Posts in One Week!!!!!

Well, as promised, I worked on my January ornament as soon as I finished the Home for the Holidays piece. I had picked out several ornaments in the Just Cross Stitch Ornament issue, so it was just a matter of which one to do first. I decided on Let it Snow by Plum Pudding NeedleArt. I have always liked Barb's designs & this one didn't fail me!!! I stitched it on a 32 ct piece of Zepher lugana from Picture this Plus, using the called for flosses. I will finish it the way she showed in the magazine.
I am also posting a picture of the gifts that I got in a 12 days of Christmas exchange that I was involved with. Vickie knows my stitching likes pretty well, so she sent me some great gifts. She even made me an Ort container!!!! I love it!
I am posting pictures of the other 2 pieces that I worked on during the 3 months that I didn't update. As you can see, I didn't do a whole lot on either of them. The leaf is mostly done with a blended needle, so it is time consuming, but it will be gorgeous when it is finished.
I think I am going to go back to the Bethlehem piece now for a while & see if I can make some progress!!!
Have a great weekend.....I hope the snow stops & the roads clear up around here. I haven't been out of the house since Sunday morning & won't be again tomorrow, because the roads are awful this evening....
Let It Snow

12 days gifts!

Bethlehem

Black Mulberry Leaf

13 comments:

Sonda said...

Cute finish! Nice gifts!

Meari said...

Congrats on your finish, Shari. It's very cute.

Nice 12 Days gifties, too.

Brigitte said...

Great little finish. There are a couple of very nice designs in the 2013 JCS ornament issue. I'm looking forward to seeing which ones you chose as well.
Enjoy your great gifts.

Carol said...

I loved that little snowman, too, Shari, and stitched him back in October. You got some very nice gifts from Vickie--enjoy :) Hope you're finding more time to stitch this year :)

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the finish! It is cute. Your WIP's look great. thanks for sharing.
Betty in AZ (ILCS)

~ Toni ~ said...

Congrats on your January ornament finish, he is adorable. I look forward to seeing your progress on the Bethlehem piece. Maybe it will inspire me to get mine out and start it. Oh wait, I have too many started already. Hopefully the snow lets up and you can get out. Too bad our high winds that are expected today couldn’t turn NW and head up to you bringing some of our 50F weather up to you. Happy Stitching and enjoy your ORT container. Toni (SE corner of Washington state)

Julie said...

Lovely gifts.
You are working on great projects at the moment Shari.

Mylene said...

Love your first finish, Shari! So cute!!
Lovely gifts received from the exchange.
Have a lovely week!

Louise said...

Oh that snowman is soooo cute!! :)

Kay said...

Love your finish, so cute!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

What a sweet finish and GREAT 12 Days of Christmas gifties! I've been scrolling back through your blog and I love what I'm seeing. Into my Feedly feed you go!! Why haven't you been there all along?? : )

Tricia

Sandi said...

Your ornament is adorable. And the snow........well it just keeps on coming. Happy Stitching !!

Julie Routon said...

What cute finishes...Congratulations!