Wednesday, January 5, 2011

A Finish on the 12th Day of Christmas!

On the Twelfth Day of Christmas, my own self gave to me: 

Stitched from Christmas card cover - Designer Unknown
Any ideas anyone?

Although it is very small, I have to tell you that stitching this little piece has brought me tremendous happiness as it marks a turning point.  I'm stitching again.  :-)))

 It's been far too long and I must admit that I'm feeling more than a touch of the "I'm goin' to stitch everything I own in the next 24 hours" madness.

Oh the plans I have for 2011!!! 

Shall I ramble a few off the top of my head?

The Biggies:
  • Birds and Bamboo tea tray
  • Giulia Punti Antichi's Italian Peacocks purse
  • Marion Scoular's Assisi GCC
  • Lois Kershner's Sashiko GCC
  • Sheila Hudson's "Monet's Parliament at Sunset"
  • BBD "Joyeux Noel"
  • VS's Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh (three separate designs)
  • Cherry Stitches Sampler
  • Jim Shore's 12 Days of Christmas
  • Lavender and Lace "AUTUMN" (to accompany Celtic Christmas)
and everything else way down there (in the left sidebar) under "Biggies, on Deck"

Little Seasonal Projects:
  • Valentine box of chocolates (February) scaled down for small tin
  • Remember this cover from Better Homes and Gardens Cross Stitch & Country Crafts?
    A box of chocolates to the first commenter who correctly guesses the issue.
  • Bent Creek "Blarney" (super cute Leprechaun sitting on a sheep) for March
  • The Trilogy "Secret Flower Bed" (super cute square with bunnies, bees and flowers) for May
  • LHN "The Rain Fell" for April
  • LHN "With Liberty and Justice for All" for July
  • CC & LHN "September", "October", "November" and "December"

In honor of this Revival, I picked up a 'few' threads to celebrate:

Belle Soie:  Mudpie, Sandy Beach, Rouge, Peacock, Noir

many various overdyed

So, now it's 8:30p and my new self-imposed computer curfew siren is sounding.

Happy stitching friends!  Remember Little Christmas tomorrow, 1/6.


  1. That's quite a list of designs to stitch. Lovely mag cover and I can only think it's 1993, but that is just a guess. Happy Little Christmas to you and happy stitching!

  2. I love your list and your enthusiasm too! I feel the same way! Cute birdies too.

  3. Jane and Aubree - thank you both for poppin' in here. The cover was from 1995! Only 16 years old. Chocolates for both of you. Email me!