Merry Christmas To All

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Sweet Baby
Shepherd’s Bush
Eighth in a series from the JCS Ornament Issue
Weeks, GAST and DMC on 32ct Dark Espresso Linen from R&R
Sterling Moon Charm
Finished 12/23/07

I finished the last of the Shepherd’s Bush ornaments on Sunday. I probably won’t get them made into a wall-hanging for a little while, but at least they are all stitched. My Christmas stitching plans were kind of thrown off by everything that has happened since Thanksgiving.

Here they all are together. Pretty, huh?

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And to answer a few questions from my last post… Karin asked if those were Pampered Chef serving pieces. Why yes, they are! Eric and I registered at Pampered Chef when we got married, so we have lots of their goodies!

And Anna asked what the deal is with trains and Christmas. I found a couple of mentions of the tradition here. I think for Eric, he is a big train enthusiast, so a train around the Christmas tree is a must. Also the reason I chose to stitch Harry’s stocking for him (because of the train at the bottom). I didn’t grow up with trains, and it’s only been since we were married that a train has been at the base of my tree. The tradition in our family was going to see the Nutcracker ballet every year.

And of course, it is time to announce the winner of the 250th Post is Barbara! Congratulations, Barbara!! I’ll contact you for your mailing info!!

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So, that’s a photo of me with the stocking my mom made for me. My parents have been working on scanning all of their slides from when my sister and I were growing up. I don’t remember ever seeing it before.

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Merry Christmas!

I am grateful for another beautiful holiday with my husband (and apple pancakes too)!

42 thoughts on “Merry Christmas To All”

  1. The Silver Thistle

    Awww, Michelle…….is that you with the little reindeer mask? What a cutie! Adorable.

    Handcrafting must run in your family! Fantastic finish on the wallhanging pieces and what a great baby pic with the stocking your mum made. Precious!

  2. The Silver Thistle

    Awww, Michelle…….is that you with the little reindeer mask? What a cutie! Adorable.

    Handcrafting must run in your family! Fantastic finish on the wallhanging pieces and what a great baby pic with the stocking your mum made. Precious!

  3. Your collection of SB finishes is gorgeous, Michelle – can’t wait to see how you finish them off. And I just LOVE those pictures from your childhood!!

    I won the 250th posting? Really? Wow!!

  4. Your collection of SB finishes is gorgeous, Michelle – can’t wait to see how you finish them off. And I just LOVE those pictures from your childhood!!

    I won the 250th posting? Really? Wow!!

  5. Anna van Schurman

    You make the most adorable reindeer! Thanks for the information on trains. Did you two make it out to Strasburg when you were here?

  6. Anna van Schurman

    You make the most adorable reindeer! Thanks for the information on trains. Did you two make it out to Strasburg when you were here?

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  9. Michelle,

    The ornaments are delightful, they will look super when you finish them all together. Knowing you, it won’t take long. Then we will see another jewel in your crown.

  10. Michelle,

    The ornaments are delightful, they will look super when you finish them all together. Knowing you, it won’t take long. Then we will see another jewel in your crown.

  11. What lovely ornaments they are all finished. They will I am sure be beautiful all finished. Loved the photos of you as a child. How cute. The pictures of the trains were just wonderful!!! Thanks for charing. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  12. What lovely ornaments they are all finished. They will I am sure be beautiful all finished. Loved the photos of you as a child. How cute. The pictures of the trains were just wonderful!!! Thanks for charing. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  13. The SB ornaments are most impressive when they are all together like that! Lovely job, Michelle! Cute old photos, too!

  14. The SB ornaments are most impressive when they are all together like that! Lovely job, Michelle! Cute old photos, too!

  15. Congrats on getting all those SB ornies done! They’ll look great as a wall hanging.

    Those photos of you are adorable!

  16. Congrats on getting all those SB ornies done! They’ll look great as a wall hanging.

    Those photos of you are adorable!

  17. Alison-My Little Stitching Corner

    Oh, I have those SB ornament patterns and would love to do them all one day soon!

    Saying Hi for the first time.

  18. Alison-My Little Stitching Corner

    Oh, I have those SB ornament patterns and would love to do them all one day soon!

    Saying Hi for the first time.

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