Trees and Angels

Hello,

I just wanted to share a few wine cork gifts I had made at Christmas time.

I made some trees with pine cones and the cork as the base. I painted the pine cones sparkly green and put a star on top.

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I kept a few and gave some away. My sister has already requested some so I will be making more.

These angels I made for the ladies on my side of the family.

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These were also fun to make and well received.

I also made coasters for my husband’s side of the family but sadly I forgot to take a picture of them. They turned out great but a little time consuming.

Hmmm!!! What to make with the wine corks this year? That is the question!

Have a great weekend!

~Maureen~

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Last of the 2017 Finishes

Hello There!! I hope everyone had a fantastic Holiday eating, drinking, and being merry.

I have a few finishes to share to end the year off. First is Prim Christmas by The Primitive Hare:

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This pattern is in the 2016 Just Cross Stitch ornament issue. Love this and I am glad I finished it just in time to put out for Christmas.

Also squeezed out 1 last ornament finish:

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This  pattern is by Lizzie Kate and is in the 2017 Just Cross Stitch ornament issue.

I also wanted to share my 2017 ort ornament:

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My threads from this year are much different than last year.

Also wanted to share Perry being super excited that Santa came. How many of you have pets that are super excited that Christmas has arrived? Perry thought that Christmas Eve was Christmas and immediately tried opening gifts that morning. Silly Dog!!!

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Happy New Year and here’s to great stitching in 2018!!!

~Maureen~

2017 Ornaments and SAL

Happy Holidays to Everyone!

I just wanted to share my ornaments for 2017 and Stitch Along with Robin.

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When I put these all together there isn’t as many as I thought but I am OK with that. Maybe I can get my pile bigger next year. The two stitch in wood ornaments on the right I made for Tom and Madison. I love these and definitely want to make more. They are fun to stitch and make great gifts. I have been blessed with a few of them from friends that hang on my stitching tree.

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These are my Stitch Along pieces with Robin. We stitched Little House Needleworks and I have loved stitching each and every one. There is one missing because I am still stitching it. I will make sure to share it when I am finished.

Thank you for stitching with me, Robin. I am looking forward to our 2018 Stitch Along.

I will be back after the holiday with a few finishes and hopefully will be able to start blog reading and commenting again soon.

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas!!!!

~Maureen~

Christmas!!!!

Hello Everyone,

I hope everyone is enjoying the Christmas season. I hate to say it will be here before you know it. My favorite part is having all my decorations out and being able to enjoy them. I thought I would share them with you. Enjoy!

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Had to share my Shepherd’s Bush stockings too. Love to get these out every year!

Have a great week and make sure to find time to stitch during this busy time of year!

~Maureen~

Finishes

Hello Everyone,

We are now into the full Christmas season. This is my favorite time of year!

I have a few finishes to share with you. All ornaments except for one.

Santa’s Coming by Swallick Stitchery:

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This pattern was in the 2017 Just Cross Stitch ornament issue. I finished it as a tag ornament.

Santa by Lizzie Kate:

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This pattern was taken from one of the Tiny Tidings patterns.  I forgot which one at the moment. I saw this finish online (sorry I forgot where) so if anyone knows please feel free to share. Anyway, a key was used and I had a few antique keys and used one for this finish and added a little holly at the bottom. I love how it turned out.

These next two ornaments I did a while ago but I know I didn’t share them yet.

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This was from a kit that was supposed to be a fob by The Heart’s Content. I finished it into an ornament instead.

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Reindeer by JBW Designs French Country Ornaments. I love these quick to stitch ornaments and I have made a few.

Last finish today is from The Nebby Needle called True Friend:

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I stitched and framed this for my dear friend, Erika’s Birthday. It was a fun stitch. I found this frame in my stash and absolutely love it.

That’s it for today. I do have some more finishes pending so stay tuned.

Hope everyone enjoys the holiday season! With all the hustle and bustle make sure you get some quiet stitching time in.

~Maureen~

Finishes

Hello Everyone,

Today is a finishing share day! I have been catching up and didn’t realize I had so many.

Anyway here we go:

Halloweenies by Plum Street Samplers:

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This was a WIP that I finally finished this year in honor of my little Perry.

Double Double by Lizzie Kate:

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This pattern was in the 2013 Just Cross Stitch Halloween issue.

Jinx the Witch by Just Nan:

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These next patterns are my next 5 Little House Needleworks patterns from my SAL with Robin. They are Merry Skater, Pine Tree Inn, He’s A Flake, Gingerbread Village, and Snow in Love:

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Love, Love, Love these!  As you can see in the picture the top 3 I finished flat and the bottom 2 as small pillows.

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This was from a retreat many many years ago. I finally finished it and decided to frame it. I found the frame in my stash and because it didn’t fit perfectly I put some dyed lace with it. I like how it turned out and it is hung in my stitching room.

Speaking of stitching room. Thank you to those that commented and I really appreciate your tips on helping me reorganize. It is a work in progress and I will keep you posted.

Happy Stitching!

~Maureen~

 

Fall Stitching

Hello Everyone,

So I decided to share my cubby and tree as I change them out for the seasons.

Here is some of my fall stitching and decorations. I also have Halloween out as well.

I hope you enjoy looking!

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Have a great week everyone!

~Maureen~