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Thursday, December 7, 2023

December Displays and Clara

 Hi friends! I am a bit behind here in showing you my December displays. Let me do that now.

💗✨Pink Winter Wonderland✨💗 

A slightly new pink display this year. I have tagged my friends who gifted me these lovely pieces over the years.


❄️December Cubby Shelf Display❄️ Almost all of these are stitched over one.

🦌❄️December Corner Shelf❄️🦌

🎉🎈✨🎊🥳Henry's 14th Birthday❣️ 

Madeleine took this picture of us last week in our village square. Henry is still 6 pounds, but has lost a few more teeth since last year. He is doing well considering he has epilepsy and protein-losing enteropathy. He is my best little buddy.🐾💕🐾

🦌A Merry Christmas Redwork Sampler by Pineberry Lane. 

I saw this little Clara from the Nutcracker ornament from Target . I knew right away what I would do with her. Did you know she was a stitcher?! 😁

I stitched this with the tent stitch one over one on 45ct white linen with soie d' alger number 945. I put a tiny bit of Aleene's glue around the cut edges of the linen to prevent fraying. Clara was holding a little, flat nutcracker. I gently pried that out and have glued her needle and sampler in place. We are not putting up a tree this year because of Flossie, so I hung Clara from my white wreath. ✨


I am now stitching the gift I am making for my Secret Santa partner in our local stitch group. Each Christmas we draw names and make gifts for each other to give at our Christmas party. No, I am not late in making the gift. Our Christmas party is held on Martin Luther King Junior Day in January so our friend RoseAnn can come. She works for the government and has off on federal holidays. I am going to stay focused on this piece until it is finished though. I must! My stitching time is greatly decreased because of Flossie.

For the word of the Lord is right, And all His work is done in truth. He loves righteousness and justice; The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord.  Psalm 33:4-5

I hope you have a wonderful day my friends! I appreciate your kind words and friendship. 

Stitching and praying,

Friday, December 1, 2023

Two Flossies

 Hi friends!  ⛄When I saw this idea from Lori of Notforgotten Farm last year, I knew I was going to make one also this year. 

I saved the perfect honey jar and I used January Snow by Twisted Threads as my pattern. It is designed to be stitched on the same linen Lori used, 28 ct Rivera Gingham. She offered the Sam the Snowman pattern this year, but since I had this pattern (thank you Robin ) I stitched my little ☃️ 

The blue snowflakes are from my stash. The only thing that is not from my stash were the tiny, white bottle brush trees. 

I could have simply topped the lid with fabric, but I seem to make things difficult for myself usually. 🙃 I had this free pattern from Zweigart already printed off in my stash and it fit perfectly WHEN I STITCHED IT ONE OVER ONE ON 4O COUNT NATURAL LINEN!! 😬 It is done, I I think it is cute. 


🐩🐩Two Flossies! 

I created a little Flossie for Brian and Madeleine's Christmas ornaments this year. I did it the old fashioned way, with graph paper and pencil. They look a tad different because I stitched them two over two on mystery green 32ct linen with DMC 433, WDW Bright Leaf, Pecan, and GA Sarsaparilla. Hmm. I forget what brown I used for the eyes and nose. I have come to realize that Flossie's exact haircoat color is impossible to locate thus far. I have searched Michael's, JoAnn, Hobby Lobby, Lynn's, and Country Sampler. So I came up with this combo. As Madeleine told me, "Mom, it is an interpretation." 😉😂 No, she has not seen these yet. I give everyone their ornaments in their Christmas stockings. I found the wooden ornaments for $1 at JoAnn. Flossie JUST fit. I also bought this glittery, green paint there and jazzed them up.❇️


I am stitching something totally unplanned and super cute right now. I cannot wait to share it. It is VERY tiny though, so it is slow stitching.

I called on the Lord in distress; The Lord answered me and set me in a broad place. The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?  Psalm 118:5-6

I hope you have a wonderful weekend my friends. Thank you for stopping by. I appreciate you and your kind words.

Stitching and praying,