Sunday, 6 January 2013

The final finishes of 2012 and the first finish of 2013

I hope that everyone had a great Christmas and New Year and that Father Christmas did some stash enhancing!

One of my stash enhancements was the Gingerbread Mouse from Just Nan. Here it is before making up alongside a ten pence piece to give an idea if it's size.

This was stitched on the recommended 32ct Antique Almond linen with the suggested DMC floss.  Here she is made up, sitting on a Champagne cork.

This was my last finish of 2012.  Prior to that I made made my annual family Christmas ornament, this year it was 'Do you hear' by Shepherd's Bush. I made this ornament five times, only four of them are pictured here.

The chart for this ornament appeared in the 2012 Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornament issue. I stitched it on 32ct Lambswool with the suggested DMC floss.

Now to my first finish of 2013.  Finished this afternoon it is another Shepherd's Bush design, 'Charmed Hearts'.

To finish with an update on my progress on the tree skirt.

The Cream Santa is finished, except the couching and there is not much more to do cross stitch wise on the Blue Santa.

This year the rotation is back, the first week proper starting tomorrow so watch this space, I've not quite decided what to do but it will be a new start.

Happy stitching!



Vickie said...

ooOoo! I have to say Charmed Hearts is lovely. But the little mousie is adorable!!

Lisa said...

Lovely stitching Jen, look forward to this years progress.

Angela Cruz-garcia said...

Just love the colos in Charmed Heart. Great stitching!!!

Justflo said...

Love the mouse.
The ornaments are lovely as well. Great glad to Santa skirt back in the open it'll soon be all finished. Looking forward to seeing what your speedy fingers decide to stitch through this year.

Barb said...

Nice finishes. I love the Charmed Hearts Nice job on all of the finishes.

J.M.Cornwell said...

The tree skirt is coming along nicely.

What do you mean by rotation? Do you have several projects that you rotate or is it something else? Sorry about the question, but I've been a solitary stitcher for many years and haven't had much contact with other stitchers.

Anne said...

Gorgeous Mouse. Just waiting for my fab, as I received the kit for Christmas. Love the tree skirt. Is it your design? What a great idea! And your hearts are just beautiful! You are a speedy stitcher!! Happy Stitching. Love to see your rotation items! :)

Chris said...

Wow Jen! So many wonderful finishes and projects.
I love the ornament that you chose for your family.
Have a great week!

Preeti said...

Pretty finishes! Lovely colors:)