Happy New Year! I could offer the standard excuses for not updating sooner (I spent the entirety of November pounding out a novel! I stitched my little fingers to the bone! I got abducted by a herd of rogue Simmentals!), but instead, I think I’ll just show off all the stitchy Christmas presents I managed to finish.
For my friend Rachael in Eng-er-land, some easy-to-stitch, easy-to-ship Animated Kitchenware tea-towels:
There they are, posing sweetly on my oven door.
Avon lady and dear soul Heather got a small Margaret Sherry design:
I was so happy to have an excuse to use my opalescent aida cloth!
My parents each got a custom shirt from me. My dad used to work for the railroad and is still very much into trains, so I made him a Chessie shirt using a pattern that I found online:
It was stitched onto the pocket of a denim shirt using waste canvas…I do like the colours!
My mom collects all things hedgehog, so I used the Sublime Stitching Forest Friends pattern to come up with this:
It’s just a plain blue t-shirt from Michael’s, but sufficiently jazzed up now. Also, Sublime Stitching’s T-shirt Stabilizer is a godsend!
Last but not least, this Subversive Cross Stitch pattern (I tweaked the colours and omitted the border) seemed just too perfect for coworker and co-conspirator Sue. It’s now sitting on her desk, spreading sunshine and lollipops to all who venture past.
Thanks for looking; as always, if you have any further questions, please feel free to leave a comment!