Sunday, 20 December 2009

Some more Christmas finishes

Here are some Christmas finishes I managed this week. Firstly having said that I wouldn't fork out for the Just Nan robin charm for the WhimZi feather tree, I did and the WhimZi frame to go with it! The instructions say that it doesn't matter whether you stitch on 32ct or 28ct linen both will fit the Whimzi frame. Not true. I started to stitch the design again on 28ct natural linen, found out it wouldn't fit properly so switched to 32ct lambswool. I went back and finished the 28ct version and made it in to a decoration as before. I have now stitched this design three times!

Whimzi Feather Tree
Here is a picture of my other finish Noella's Christmas berry, also by Just Nan.

Noella's Christmas Berry
This is what the stitching looked like before finishing.

To finish, here are two more Christmas finishes from the past

Both designs are by Margaret Sherry. The first appeared in World of Cross Stitching Issue 105 and the second is from Heritage Stitchcraft. The Twelve Days of Christmas Sampler by Joan Elliott here was from World of Cross Stitching Issue 118.

Here is the proof that last weekend I did, indeed, get to Lapland!


Blu said...

The Just Nan finishes are lovely. But those Margaret Sherry Santas are too cute! The first one just made me grin, he looks so cheerful!

grannyanne said...

Love your finishes. Noella is great. I hope your friendly Santa gives you what you want for Christmas.

stitchinfiend said...

Just love the Margaret Sherry Santas they are so cute. Your Just Nan's are lovely too. Love Santa and his Elves.

Karen said...

Beautiful finishes!

Pike said...

Great finishes! I'll leave for Lapland tomorrow :)

Carolyn NC said...

All of your stitching is fantastic!

Babs said...

The santa is so cute. I love it :p

Justflo said...

Your Christmas finishes are lovely. I like the Margaret Sherry ones, Santa looks so jolly and friendly.
Glad to see the Lapland trip was a success nad that you had the chance to whisper in Santa's ear that you'd been a veerrrrry good girl again.
Don't forget Rudolf's carrot (you need to keep in the good books).

Have a lovely Christmas time.
Happy stitching to you