STITCH LINES...... Ramblings on life as a quilter, stitcher, traveler, photographer, gardener and lover of books, cats and fine chocolate....

Friday, December 18, 2009

More Christmas Stitching...

Last Friday I promised to show you more Christmas cross-stitching. Here are two Santas that I made years ago. They were from kits - I can't even remember who they were by; I'm quite sure it was NOT Mill Hill as there were no beads involved... Anyway, I love little kits like this in which everything you need is included - the perforated paper, the floss, needle and pattern/directions. These Santas each measure about 5" tall. They were fun to do and I've been hanging them on my little Victorian tree in my livingroom ever since.

Mill Hill has a new series of Santa kits out - "Arctic Circle Santas". Each Santa is accompanied by an animal. I have purchased one and have the other two on order. Lapland Santa is with a reindeer, Nunavut Santa with a polar bear, and Greenland Santa with a mountain sheep. I hope to have them all ready to show you next year!
These other ornaments were also stitched on perforated paper, but aren't from a kit. They are from a pattern leaflet called Warm Wooly Mitten Stuffers by Need'l Love. Shown here are two of the six designs. They are shown stitched on fabric on the pattern, but I took the easier option, using the paper. I have two other patterns by Need'l Love which I would like to do as well - little tiny stitched stockings. Maybe I'll add them to the list for next year.

So... how did you do with the Christmas Carol Quiz? (see it here) Here are the answers.....
1. Oh Come All Ye Faithful
2. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
3. Silent Night
4. Joy to the World!
5. Deck the Halls
6. Angels We Have Heard on High
7. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
8. Jingle Bells
9. O Little Town of Bethlehem
10. Little Drummer Boy
11. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
12. White Christmas
13. O Holy Night
14. Walking in a Winter Wonderland
15. We Three Kings
16. Away in a Manger
17. Go Tell It on the Mountain
18. We Wish You a Merry Christmas (and so do I!!)
"I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year." ~Charles Dickens (Scrooge, in A Christmas Carol)


GailM. said...

Sweet stitcheries. I love the beard on the first Santa. I'm just decorating gingerbreads for my tree. I'll show them tomorrow. I'm having a lazy day today. The calm before the storm.

Anonymous said...

I love your Santas & mittens. I have made many of those myself and they are always a favorite on my tree. LB

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