First up, an ornament which I stitched last year, but which I had yet to put into finished form. It's another Homespun Elegance ornament... I love her ornament designs!
Next up, this ornament had about 12 stitches in the border before this year. The design is by Ink Circles, Celtic Beasties, and I stitched it with the called for fibers on Silkweaver linen (cookie dough, I think). I stitched it up one day last week and backed it with some pretty Weeks Dye Works green felt.
I also stitched up "Christmastide" by Pineberry Lane. I'd had my eye on this pattern since it was released last year, and finally broke down and bought it in October. It was a really quick stitch. Of course, I probably won't get it framed til next Christmas, but that's okay, it will be waiting for me when the time rolls around. Stitched on 40 count 'cauldron' linen by Picture This Plus, here's my wrinkled, unironed finish:
Finally, I gave the winner of my '100 Followers' giveaway her prize this past weekend. Kim (Miss Pants) just happens to be a member of the Piedmont Sampler Guild (as am I) and we met on Saturday at Mimi's Cafe for our holiday breakfast. Admist all the fun and sharing, I was able to pass along a small pin pillow I stitched for her, along with a couple of other small items.
I asked everyone to tell me their favorite months in the year, and one of the months Kim mentioned was September. I just love the peacock on this pattern, so September is what I went for. The pattern is by my mom, Cherished Stitches. It's part of her Birds of a Feather series.
Speaking of Mom, she has shared a free Christmas ornament pattern on her blog. She is still taking baby steps into the world of blogging, so she doesn't post very often. But her ornament is really cute! The photo on her post really doesn't do it any justice. If you'd like to grab the chart, go to her blog here.
Well, that's it for today. Tomorrow, I head to New York City for a chance to explore some of the Met's collection of antique embroidery. Don't know if I'll be able to take any photos, but I sure hope so! I'll share more about the trip when I return. Til then, have a crafty day!