30 December 2013

Finally, a finish!

Finally! It seems like forever since I've had a finish to show off! It's Mr. Wonderful's Christmas ornament for this year, "Small Town Christmas" by Julia Lucas from the 2013 Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornament issue. This little thing took me waaaaay longer than I hoped it would, but it's done. Late, but done. It's stitched in DMC on 32 ct. Winter Sky. 

25 December 2013

21 December 2013

18 December 2013

"Deadline? What deadline?"

"Excuse me, I believe this is my place."

"I would really like to take a nap now, if you could just put aside your stitching, please."

"Really?" {sigh}

As you can see, we're having a little trouble agreeing on how much/when I should stitch. I'm behind on Christmas ornaments. Yes, that's a Christmas ornament. Yes, it's a week til Christmas. No, I'm not likely to finish it in time. But I'm going to try... if I'm allowed.

Those of you who stitch with the assistance of your kitties know how it is (I'm looking at you, Tora).

08 December 2013

First Snow

We got our first snow of the season today. Is there anything prettier in the winter than cardinals in the snow? Nope. 

Well, I did think of something prettier than cardinals in the snow.

"Yes, I'm beautiful. Thank you. Yes, just one more please, then I have to take a nap."

Can you believe that little pose? Such a princess.

04 December 2013

Snowball Wreath

A non-stitchy finish to show off. I saw a snowball wreath somewhere a while back that was made with cotton balls and thought it was pretty for winter, so when I ran across bags of sparkly (!) pom-poms in various sizes at AC Moore I decided to make one. I used a styrofoam wreath form and a glue gun and whipped it up in about 20 minutes. 

I wish we had a little sunshine today so the sparkliness would show up. This was the best I could do.

This would make a very quick, inexpensive Christmas gift that could be used all winter. Bring on the snow!