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Saturday, October 31, 2020

Saturday Stitching

 Happy Halloween....hope everyone is ready for the little beggars at the door! As for us cross stitchers, we are putting away our Halloween stitches and bringing out the Thanksgiving stitches. And a few are already decorating for Christmas. I will wait until the day after Thanksgiving to put up my tree. 

It was Christmas at my house this week with two sweet packages from dear readers, Nancy and Georgia. Nancy sent me some Stoney Creek Christmas ornaments and Georgia sent a box full of things. She is trying to cut down on her stash and she wanted to share it with me. I kept the things I wanted , put some away for my NoAla Stitching group and I am giving away two bundles of goodness. Do not use the word give away in your comment, just comment 1, 2 or both.....

Here is number one.

It is a Madame Chantilly chart along with some red and green aida and a bookmark, ready to stitch as a gift for yourself or a friend.

Number two.

It contains some Christmas ( or Valentines) red hand towels, a book mark and a cute Lizzie Kate chart. 

I will announce the winner next Saturday! Good Luck.

I am still working on my Christmas ornaments. I had two finishes.



I also finished a small pillow for my Christmas dough bowl.


I tucked it into my China cabinet for now. 

I am working on Holly Jolly by Shannon Christine.


I also worked on Riley Harbor...only 2 1/2 houses to go!

I brightened up the picture just a bit....one more row to go!!

Hope you all enjoy your extra hour of 2020 this weekend.  Don't forget to enter the give away!

16 comments:

miriam said...

Congratulations on the finishes. Such a good feeling. I would love #2. I am a Santa collector. The pattern would make a cute ornament t. Miriam in a Texas.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The Christmas designs are very pretty and I like the way you finished the gingerbread house with a Santa at the top! That is adorable! Enjoy your weekend! Eat some of that candy!

Sandy said...

Riley's Harbor is going to be so pretty. I love your little ornaments and finishes. Number 2 catches my eye. Happy Halloween.

Robin in Virginia said...

Awesome progress on Riley's Harbor, Arlene! Your Christmas stitches are lovely. What fabric did you use for the Joy to the World piece? It is a gorgeous blue. It will be a quiet Halloween here as we don't have any trick or treaters in our neighborhood. Have a relaxing weekend!

Georgia said...

Arlene, you have been one very busy lady. You have such beautiful finishes. I need to ask what you used to back the, "I believe that Christmas will do me good." I don't stitch a lot of halloween designs (I call it my season of rest:) I enjoy other peoples stitching though. I try to get 1-2 fall stitches done. Needless to say, I can keep mine displayed from Sept to Thanksgiving. I do stitch a lot of Christmas ornaments, mostly for gifts. Thank you for sharing my box of goodies, I am so glad to see other people enjoy them. Many blessings to you and yours my friend:)

Carol said...

Hard to believe we are down to the final two months of 2020... what a year! I am like you, Arlene... I don't usually begin putting up any Christmas decorations until after Thanksgiving, but this year I may begin early as we are not having our normal big Thanksgiving feast with my husband's family for the first time in over 35 years. It will feel very different! Love your cute finishes--especially the tiny gingerbread people. Number One is very nice! So sweet of Georgia and Nancy to pass on some goodies to you. Happy Halloween!

Arlene @Nanaland said...

Robin this fabric was a scrap of dark blue gingham I had in my stash. I can’t remember where I got it

Arlene @Nanaland said...

Georgia I use a piece of contrasting fabric with iron on stiff interfacing as the backing. That way I don’t have problems with raveling.

Rebel rabbit treasures said...

I love your Gingerbread ornament on the black material, who is that pattern from?
Madame Chantilly is one of my favorites SoI would pick #1.
Thanks and have a great day!

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Really cute finishes--and I also like the way you finished the gingerbread piece--I do mine sorta like that--but I never think to add the extra's at the top like you do--have fun stitching on the other projects--I like #1 as I am a sister to two other sisters--but I also like #2--
have a lovely week--
luv, di

sharon said...

Love seeing all your finished projects. Definitely number two!

Terri D said...

Nice work, as always! I enjoy seeing your in-progress AND your finished projects!

Arlene @Nanaland said...

It is a pdf download from stitching with the Housewives on ETSY

Mari said...

You do such nice work. I love Riley's Harbor and can't wait to see it finished.

GrammaGrits said...

Both!

Gina said...

Sweet stitches, Arlene! Christmas will be here before you know it!