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Wednesday, December 12, 2012


I finally finished my little Winter/Christmas cross stitch.  I think it turned out so cute, and just in time for the holiday season! This was a real joy to stitch, I loved each little motif. If I had it to do over again, I would definitely buy the recommended over-dyed thread for the bits of greenery. I'm CHEAP and decided to use two DMC colors and change them out over, and over, and over, and over... argggghhh, what a mistake! For TWO BUCKS I could have just stitched and not worried about changing colors! Dumb, dumb, dumb!  But all's well that ends well! I'll know better on my next project, which is this, Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow.  I ordered the pattern yesterday. The piece calls for silk threads, but I can in no way afford that, so I'll be using DMC.  I hope it will be as pretty.  It's worked on 40ct linen! I hope to start it in January and do one block a month, I believe that was the original intent.

We are moving right along into the Christmas Season.  Unseasonably warm weather has not excited, but the last two days have been wonderfully cold! Today we are enjoying a nice toasty fire. I just love sitting here stitching with all the pretty lights on the mantle and the tree and a fire burning ....oh boy, we are actually getting some sleet!!! It's a Winter Wonderland:)

I hope all your plans are coming together! Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Your project looks terrific! I love the colors. I have a ton of patterns to work on in 2013, but if I get most of them done, I'd like to try a HRH pattern in 2014. Can't wait to see yours!

  2. Your cross stitch project is SO pretty. I love the soft colors. Do you mind if I ask where you purchased the pattern? I'd love to do the same one. Thanks so much.
    BTW, lovely blog you have.

  3. This is so beautiful, and what patience. That's what makes it so meaningful. All that precious time and effort and love that went into it.
    Leslie (aka gwen moss)

  4. Visiting from Kim's Happy Home. What a beautiful piece! I really love the blues and the darling images. (I have been overly frugal in the past as well. I'm learning...still learning.)

  5. This is such a lovely piece! Love the colors!