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Monday, February 22, 2016

Hands On Design Redesign

Hi friends! We had unseasonably warm weather and lots of sunshine over the weekend.Most of the snow melted. So nice.

I have been busy stitching up December and January in the Year of Celebrations series from Hands On Design. Both of these patterns are found in the January 2014 issue of Cross Stitch & Needlework magazine. These two took me longer. Take a look, do you see why?
THIS is how the patterns are charted to look. You can see I made significant changes. My reason for swapping these two months is because Brian and I are Orthodox Christians. Christmas is January 7th for us, not December 25th.
I wasn't too keen on the elf legs, so I stitched up two more presents instead.
Merry January has a nice sound to it, doesn't it?
Making December up in this way took me a while to figure out.  Since the word December is longer, I had to rearrange and leave out a bit. I also elongated the scarf. I also took out the word frost and put in snow. December definitely means snow to me!
Both of these patterns were stitched up on 25ct New Khaki lugana, one over one with DMC.
I will be making these up into pinkeeps today. Then they will be ready for display in the cubby shelf when their month pops up.

I baked cookies this weekend.
Thank you for stopping in with me today. I am so glad you did. Have a super week in the Lord.

Stitching and praying,
Vickie



38 comments:

butterfly said...

Love your Christmas stitching , I have these somewhere in my to do piles.
Lovely cookies , hard to eat them they are so sweet.

Annie said...

Nice finishes:) You've done well with your changes:) Your furbabies are so cute!

Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri Malinovich) said...

You did a great job changing the pattern to fit your beliefs/style. The cookies are adorable, as are the real-life pups!

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

That is what is so cool about making things yourself. You can change them to suit your own life. I love how you always make changes to charts. And to be honest, your changes always, always make the design look much better, too. :) Love those copies! And is that a cute little pile of pups I see there? Bless them, they always make me smile with their cuteness! Blessings always sweet friend. :)

Michelle said...

Beautiful stitching and I love your Cookies - how sweet. Hope you are feeling a little better my friend xx

Annette-California said...

Your 2 finishes look beautiful! Love how you made changes to both! Your gingerbread poodles are darling! love Annette

Manuela said...

Beautiful stitching. I like your change.
Greetings, Manuela

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

That's a great way to change the designs to suit your family. Your cubby is going to look so good each month.
Love the poodle biscuits too!

Carol said...

You did a great job of making these designs "you," Vickie! Love them both. And how cute is the poodle cookie--I LOVE anything gingerbread :)

Linda said...

Congrats on the adorable finishes Vickie.

Linda

Jenny said...

Hi Vickie, Your stitching is beautiful as always :) The cookies are adorable...I love gingerbread. Your puppies look so cozy. Keeping you in my prayers as always.

Jenny said...

Hi Vickie, Your stitching is beautiful as always :) The cookies are adorable...I love gingerbread. Your puppies look so cozy. Keeping you in my prayers as always.

Bea said...

Your changes are very well done and the patterns very sweet.

The cookie poodle is almost as cute as the real ones snoozing.

Margaret said...

I love what you did with the two designs! Very nice -- and they came out perfectly too. You are so clever to figure out how to make these designs correct for you! Lots of prayers being said for your epidural on Wednesday. Lots of positive thoughts too.

Lillie said...

Beautiful stitching as always. Adorable Cookie design.

Mary said...

Your finishes are so cute. I have these on my to-do list too.

Von said...

Very clever redesign, Vickie!!

Clare - Aimetu said...

Lovely Christmas stitching - those are great designs. I need to bake cookies this week.

cucki said...

Beautiful stitching..
So lovely
Love you x

Kaisievic said...

Such beautiful stitching - I love both pieces.

Carolien said...

Hello Vickie,

Lovely stitches! And my those cookies are the best of course ;)

Have a nice day! Love, Carolien

Mii Stitch said...

Sweet stitching as always!

Nataly K said...

Lovely stitching. Love your adaptations and color choices. Always good to make it you own.

Nataly K said...

Lovely stitching. Love your adaptations and color choices. Always good to make it you own.

gominam said...

Lovely finishes, the colors look great. Well done on redesigning to make it personal:)

Sandra die Puppenhexe said...

Your January and December will your have erred . I did not know that Christmas with you is only in January , thus learned again what ... smile ...
So you've changed it just right for you .
I hug you
Your Sandra

Brigitte said...

You are always so very creative and adapt the designs to your needs so successfully. Two great monthlies again, Vickie.

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Good for you changing the design to suit your personal beliefs. I love the poodle theme and the photo of the two of them snuggling made me smile.

Maggee said...

Gingerbread poodle cookies! Pretty cool! You stitched a lot of changes on those two small pieces, and they look great! Thanks for sharing!

Julie said...

Lovely Christmas stitching.

Christina said...

Great job on both of them.

Judith Makes said...

beautiful stitching, great designs

Sarah in Stitches said...

Great job! I love making projects personal to me. Your changes look great! :D

Penny said...

Cute patterns and your stitching is perfect! And I'm sure those cookies tasted wonderful. :)

Beth said...

Very cute ornaments Vickie!

Meari said...

Love Cathy's designs. They're all so cute... and she's such a friendly lady. :) Congrats on your finishes.

Stitching Noni said...

Gorgeous finishes :0) such cute designs!
Love the cookie.... Bet it is yummy!
Hugs xx

♥ Nia said...

Both your finishes look adorable!! :)
Great work, congrats :D