Deck the Halls

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Red Thread: Connected
Bent Creek
DMC, Weeks and GAST on 32ct Light Mocha and Embellished with Snaps
Finished 12/15/08

I had hoped to get a chance to blog before now, but well – the season is upon me, and I am a busy elf! I have a couple of finishes to show you and a couple of finished things to show you too! As you can see above, I’ve finished the last block for my Red Thread piece. All that is left now is the border, and I am hoping to have it done before the end of the year. I’m not going to show you a full view of the piece just yet, because I thought I’d save it for the final finished photo! Then you can see it all together.

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Autumn Spell
Just Nan Limited Edition WhimZi
Third in a series of four
DMC on 28ct Zweigart Lt. Mocha Cashel Linen
Framed in an Acorn WhimZi frame
Finished 12/15/08

I also had another little finish recently (strangely enough, I finished both of these on the same day!). This has been my traveling piece that I’ve been working on a little here and a little there. Out of season, but since I’m stitching these in order, there you have it. I just have Winter Spell left to stitch. Then, back to my other WhimZis. I’ll probably finish up the stitching on my Mele Kalikimaka ornament before I start another WhimZi though. It’s high time I finished that one. It did get a couple of stitches put into it the other night though, so maybe I’ll be able to get it finished sooner rather than later.

And, wonder of wonders I have two finished pieces to share. I sent these off to my finisher, and she did a glorious job with them! You may recall I finished this Country Cottage Needleworks ornament earlier in the year…this is Peace from the JCS 2007 Ornament issue. She used the Kudzu Weeks wool for it and it turned out so cute! Here I have it in my little basket I use to hold Christmas cards.

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And the other piece I sent her was my recently finished Snow Bunnies piece by Little House Needleworks. This one is also from the 2007 JCS Ornament issue. She finished it as a little bag with a cording hanger, and I’ve got it hanging on the coat closet door in the entry. I filled it with some red berries, and I love how festive and wintery it looks. Gorgeous!

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I’ve also been decorating up a storm around the house, which has been a lot of fun. You can see photos on the other blog. Saturday, we went to see the Trains at Northpark, which we do every year. Once again, we had a lovely time! Saturday evening we had both of our families over for eggnog and desserts. I made peanut butter fudge and Swedish Melting Moments cookies. Both turned out to be yummy! Last night I made a start on Eric’s ornament for this year. I’m very late starting it, so I may not finish it in time for Christmas, but I’m going to try. It’s the 3rd Day from Teresa Wentzler’s 12 Days of Christmas. You may remember I am stitching him one a year for each of our married Christmases.

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I hope you all have wonderful holidays, and I’ll be back soon!

I am grateful for a joyful season.

26 thoughts on “Deck the Halls”

  1. Ohh…can’t wait to see the red thread piece :o)
    And your Whimzi Is cute as a button. Peace and Snowbunnies are finished divinely your finisher did a spectacular job! Love them both!
    And the trains…my boys love visiting them at the Indianapolis Botanical Gardens, but they aren’t as big as the ones you visit.
    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas with warm hugs!

  2. Ohh…can’t wait to see the red thread piece :o)
    And your Whimzi Is cute as a button. Peace and Snowbunnies are finished divinely your finisher did a spectacular job! Love them both!
    And the trains…my boys love visiting them at the Indianapolis Botanical Gardens, but they aren’t as big as the ones you visit.
    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas with warm hugs!

  3. I’m so excited to see your last box “connected!” I’m sending fast needle wishes your way the next few days so that you can get the whole piece finished!

  4. I’m so excited to see your last box “connected!” I’m sending fast needle wishes your way the next few days so that you can get the whole piece finished!

  5. Beautiful finishes Michelle. I love the way the Snowbunnies are finished off. May have to use that idea next year:)

    Happy Christmas Michelle!

  6. Beautiful finishes Michelle. I love the way the Snowbunnies are finished off. May have to use that idea next year:)

    Happy Christmas Michelle!

  7. Gorgeous finishes and what a wonderful idea to stitch the twelve days for your dd. Hmmm I wonder if its troo late for me to do that. We have been married ten years now. Perhaps if I start them now I could give him them all at once on our twelth year!!xx

  8. Gorgeous finishes and what a wonderful idea to stitch the twelve days for your dd. Hmmm I wonder if its troo late for me to do that. We have been married ten years now. Perhaps if I start them now I could give him them all at once on our twelth year!!xx

  9. Beautiful, beuatiful, beautiful!!! But we’re all on pins and needles to know how that final ornie went 🙂 I’m sure we’ve all done that midnite stitchathon 🙂

    Merry Christmas.

    P.S. Silk Road is STUNNING!!!!

  10. Beautiful, beuatiful, beautiful!!! But we’re all on pins and needles to know how that final ornie went 🙂 I’m sure we’ve all done that midnite stitchathon 🙂

    Merry Christmas.

    P.S. Silk Road is STUNNING!!!!

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