I’ve been working overtime on this piece, hoping to get it done before the baby arrived. Penelope helped by being almost two weeks late, but I did get it done today!
I really can’t decide which little animal I like the best – the whale, rooster, turtle??? This was a fun stitch and moved along nicely. Now to get it framed and hang it in Penelope’s room.
We finally got to visit with Penelope and her parents today. She is so adorable and I got a photo of DH holding his first grandchild too. Then she fell asleep in my arms.
An all around wonderful day!
I’ve had this little ornament in my stash for at least 3 years.
I started it just before Christmas since I had another week before the end of the year. I finished the cross stitching yesterday. So today was adding beads and cutting it out. Here he is all finished.
I completed 22 projects this year. Not a bad year at all.
I saw this on another blog earlier today. I guess he is a popular fellow.
The last of the water has been stitched. There are a few slanted lines down the water that were stitched with Glisson Blending thread to add a little sparkle to the mix.
It’s only about 5″ x 7″ so I’ll be able to frame it myself, probably next month. I don’t want to go into stores at this time of year. I think a small, black frame would be great.
Now on to the last two pieces of Hometown Holiday – the Tree Lot and the Diner. I hope to have them both done before the end of the year.
Early this morning I headed for the post office and was first in line when they opened at 9 am. These little ornaments for my granddaughters left for Missouri. I wasn’t able to find little flat boxes to put them in, but I found tiny tote bags in their favorite colors to put them in to match the ornaments. How neat is that! I told DIL to hang them on the tree when they arrive. The tiny tote bags are only 3″ x 4″.
The Moroccan stocking are on their way to Kansas City. The Elephant and Batman stockings are on their way to Tennessee. So all my Christmas mailing is done. What a relief!
The last of the gifts for here at home arrive tomorrow – so Christmas shopping is also done. I’m going to relax and read for a while.
I’m only stitching 1-2 hours a day now, but will have a new needlepoint project to show you next week.
Finished the children this morning, so here is the piece all completed.
The eyes on the snowman are supposed to be crooked, really! This series is always so cute that it is hard to resist them. I have two more to do – 10 of the 12 are done. I’ll start the next one later in the month. I have another small project that I want to do first – for DH.
I plan on finishing them individually and making a garland out of them to string across the living room at Christmas.
The question for WIPocalypse this month was to tell the story of one of our pieces. I’ll try to keep this short. I had never done cross stitch until I decided in 2011 to buy a mandala by Chatelaine. I was moving along quite nicely until I fell and had hip trouble – couldn’t get up and down stairs easily.So it got put away for two years.
I read about WIPocalypse and decided to join with the hope of getting this beautiful piece completed. In 2014 I started on the mosques and buildings around the outside and slowly got it all done this year. Thank you to all of you who encouraged me along the way!
And here it is all framed up – 30″ square!! (It’s masterpiece glass so it’s almost impossible to get a good photo without a little flash in it.)
I’m very pleased with my progress this month! I completed Persian Iris Mandala (after 4 years)
And I finished the last 3 of the Old Fashioned Ornaments (turquoise was done last month and the red one is mine))
I’ve gotten a lot done on the elephant – the baby is finally appearing to the left of the legs
And I’ve started the last of the stockings I need to get done. It’s an easier pattern and not too many colors so it’s moving along nicely. The bottom left page is done and I’ve started the top left page. Can you guess what it is?
Yes, it’s Batman! I hope to have both the elephant and Batman done by the next WIPocalypse post. Then I can spend some time making up all 4 ornaments and the stockings (5 of them!!). The ornaments and 4 of the stockings need to be mailed for Christmas and I want them all done early – for a change!