Thanks for all the compliments on Jenny Bean. I really appreciate it! Since finishing Jenny, I’ve been concentrating on getting ready for the holidays. Eric and I have been spending the last couple of weekends decorating, menu planning, addressing cards, and doing some of our annual traditions. I thought I’d show you some of the stitched items I’ve used in my decorating this year. The past few years I haven’t gotten many of them out, but I tried to rectify that this year. Above, you can see one of trees. This one is filled mostly with handmade ornaments.
And, our stockings hang on the mantel.
I fill this little basket with the cards we receive from friends and family. My Peace ornament found its home here again this year.
I had almost forgotten about my Winter Snapperland. But, I found a place for it nonetheless. We change out some of our photos of our travels with holiday photos from our trip to New York, so I have those scattered throughout the house too.
It’s been years since I got these little pillows out. That Mary Engelbreit Santa was the very first piece I stitched on linen. The little blue pillow Santa was actually a design for a knit sweater, but I liked it so much I used the chart and stitched him. He’s kind of fun on that opalescent fabric.
I have a couple other stitchy type decorations, but I’ll wait to show them to you next time since this post is already rather photo heavy!
So, since finishing Jenny Bean, I’ve been kind of hesitant to start on anything new – although I have several things I need to get cracking on – not the least of which is the 4th Day ornament for Eric. But, I just kind of felt that with all the hustle and bustle right now, I needed something rather mindless and comforting. So, I picked up my CCN Sweet Treats piece that I started some time ago. Here’s what it looked like the last time I showed a progress photo.
And here’s what it looks like now. The colors in the photo above are much more accurate. I was attempting to take photos with my eyes shut apparently for the recent update photo.
I’m stitching along on the border and then I’ll go back to my blocks. I’m anxious to start on Block 2, which I think is Cupcake. Thankfully, when I started this, I was smart enough to print out the corrected border chart. So, hopefully, I will have no problems!
I’ve also been doing a little bit of jewelry making, which I am looking forward to sharing. But, you’ll have to wait until after the gifts are given for that! I also have a quilt that is in desperate need of attention. I intended to work on this weekend – to do the quilting – but, I only got as far as measuring and cutting my batting and backing fabric. Oh well, maybe later this week I can make progress on it!
Anyway, I hope to have more lovely things to show you soon!
I am grateful for being taken care of – and Christmas carols while baking!