Tuesday, 19 August 2008

Christmas finish

I returned to work today so I am quite tired tonight and have given up stitching early.
I did finish a little Christmas picture when I got in early this evening. It is from the current Cross Stitcher magazine which comes with a 'Christmas Card' booklet this issue. I liked this one as it was simple looking but the gold made it look more special. I'm not sure whether to make it into a card as the chart intended or make a small Christmas Ornament to hang on the tree.

There are a couple more I want to do in the booklet so I will update you with those when I get around to doing them.

I also spent some time on my mom's birthday sampler. It is really taking shape now with 5 squares complete (except I intend to put a letter S in the heart shape) I will need to look out for some fabric to complete this into a cushion soon.

I have only done a bit of my Family Tree tonight, but small progress is still good. As it is Crafty Hands club tomorrow I may not work on it much tomorrow either so must put in extra effort Thursday to Sunday. I'm trying to decide which stitching to take to the club tomorrow, I think I may dig out my Noah's Ark one as I haven't touched that for a while and I have worked on that well at the club before.

Ginnie x

16 comments:

Erica said...

This is really beautiful!
It has a porcelain filigree look about it! Just lovely!

Ranae said...

Oh!! I like it, whatever you decide I am sure it will be fabulous.

Gill - That British Woman said...

lovely stitching, shame about your wet vacation, its also been wet over here as well.

Gill from Canada

Miss 376 said...

I can see it as an ornament, though either way it would be good. Mum's sampler is coming on really well

becca said...

I'd finish it into an ornament. It will look great either way tho. Your mothers sampler is looking awesome. She will be thrilled.
Great stitching!

zetor said...

Lovely work Ginnie. I, too bought the new Cross stitcher magazine , the extra designs are really good.

Shellie said...

Hi Ginnet booklet and was going to do that one next great work hun
Ive stitched a few designs from tha

Teejay said...

The Birthday Sampler is looking very beautiful, great work!

fireflydreams said...

Beautiful ornament Ginnie.

Julie said...

Mums piece is growing lovely. The xmas one is pretty too, i vote and ornie for this one, it would sparkle so much on the tree.

Janaina said...

Your mom´s bday gift is really neat! Where did you find the design?
Thank you for visiting me! =)

mimimira said...

Thank you so much for your visit and comment on my blog!
I like your Christmas finish - it is really nice and elegant!

tkdchick said...

Your little ornament sure is lovely! The Birthday sampler for your Mum is coming along nicely!

Ruth said...

My my you've been busy! I just love your reindeer -- I'd vote for ornie for what it's worth.

loulee1 said...

You know I had to go out and buy the magazine! All because I saw your pretty little ornament.

Jean said...

I am totally in love with your (mother's) sampler! I wish you were my daughter!! I might just have to put a bug in my daughter's ear. I've been known to receive cross stitch from her!!

I do love the Reindeer ornament, too. I think finishing into an ornament would be best. It will be enjoyed for years to come. Sometimes people don't keep card all that long even though we put a lot of love into them!